Thursday, June 03, 2010

Jesus Disciples Should Be Peace Makers

Peace maker not prize fighter

Matthew 5:9   God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

Romans 12:18  If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people.

2 Corinthians 13:11  Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice, set things right, be encouraged, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.

The same God that stepped out of heaven to make peace between himself and us is commanding us to be peace makers as well. God is the source of peace, he is the one that showed us how important it is to make peace when he made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can have peace with him.

We need to have peace with God and we need to pursue peace with ourselves and with others.

Peace with ourselves is the first step, without it we will have a difficult time being peaceable with anybody else, our insecurities will get in the way and cause us to treat others worse than we treat our self.

Fighting and mouthing off, hurting people with the things that we say are not acceptable as a disciple of Jesus. It reminds me of the Bible verse in Ephesians 4:32 that every kid learned in Sunday School, it tells us to be kind to one another and even though we learn the verse as a child we still have to work on being nice and living at peace with those that are around us.

Help me Lord to actively work for peace in every relationship, without peace the world will never know that we are your children.