Glory to God in the highest! God’s good-will to men, manifested in sending the Messiah Jesus, redounds to His praise. Other works of God are for His glory, but the Redemption of the world is for His glory in the highest. God’s will however, in sending the Messiah Jesus, brought peace into this lower world. Peace is here put for all, that good which flows to us from Christ, is taking our nature upon Him
” I HAVE TOLD YOU THESE THINGS, SO THAT IN ME YOU MA HAVE PEACE. IN THIS WORLD YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE. BUT TAKE HEART! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD – John 16: 33 “
This is a faithful saying, attested by an innumerable company of angels, and well worthy of all acceptation, that the good-will of God toward men is glory to God in the highest, and peace on the earth. Yesterday at Christmas, Jesus made peace by diffusing in the heart universal good-will to people ” disposing ” people to lay aside their differences, love one another, to seek each other’s welfare and to banish envy, malice, pride, lust, passion and covetousness in all ages – These are the most fruitful causes of differences among people.