Pursue Peace: Psalm 34:14

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 34:14(NIV)

Psalm 34 talks about how to live a good life. Verse 14 encourages us to choose good over evil and peace over sin. Shun sin and turn away from evil, pride, and arrogance. We honor the Lord when we turn from evil.

To honor the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil ways and false words.

Proverbs 8:13 (GNT)

Embrace righteousness, truth, and godliness. Seek and pursue peace; let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9 (King James)

Strive to live in peace and do good. Be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving, as God forgave you. Be rich in good works, generous, and ready to help those in need.

14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peaceβ€”don’t let it get away!

15 God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.

Psalm 24:14-15 (MSG)


Is your focus on avoiding evil, doing good, and pursuing peace?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, teach us to turn away from evil and do good. Guide us to follow Your will; and practice virtue and righteousness. Let us spread love, do good, and pursue peace. Like the snapdragon is facing forward, teach us to face forward, turn our back on sin, embrace peace, and honor You. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen


9 thoughts on “Pursue Peace: Psalm 34:14

    1. Thanks, Barbara! I agree the new year is a good time to reset priorities, to spread God’s love and do good. Happy New Year and blessings! πŸ¦‹πŸŒΊ


  1. Love the verse you picked. It is a verse where God reminds us that we have a choice. May we choose to turn our back in sin and seek peace and do good.
    Blessings πŸ’™πŸ’

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Manu! It is a simple but profound verse; avoid sin, do good, and pursue peace. I agree; may we choose to turn our backs on sin, do good, and embrace peace. It’s good to hear from you! Joy and peace! πŸ’–πŸ¦‹πŸŒΊ

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Dawn, Resting in the peace of Jesus is a blessing during our hectic earthly days. May others be drawn to Christ by the peace and joy exhibited in our lives. It’s good to hear from you! Joy and peace! πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦‹πŸŒΊπŸ’–

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s