Peacemakers

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It is so interesting that the Fruit of the Spirit begins with love, next is peace then joy. Now that in itself seems like a wonderful combination. With love, peace and joy, we can conquer all. Now that's what Jesus brought to the world. Remember, John 3:16, " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Jesus went on to say in John 14:27," My peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives; give I unto you." Now when we reference Matthew 5 in the sermon on the mount, Jesus states, " Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." So, the main question is, are you God's child? In order to be his child, you cannot be a peace-breaker, but you must be a peacemaker.

What is a peacemaker? A peacemaker isn't just someone who does not start trouble, but it is someone who brings peace to a disturbed situation. For example, if you are at work and notice an argument is about to start, you do not say, " It is not my business." But you are obligated as a child of God to try and be a peacemaker. You may ask, " What can I do to bring peace because it is not my business?" Well, it is your business if you are a child of God. You can start by praying and asking God how you can help. Your presence should make a difference as you represent him. You can make recommendations according to the situation. You can call for assistance if you don't feel you should be personally involved. But according to God's word, you can't act as if you don't see anything and do nothing.

We are all one blood according to Acts 17:26. Paul tells us that all nations come from one blood. Therefore, you are your brother's keeper. Be a peace-breaker as a child of God. We should love one another and be peacemakers so we can maintain the Joy of the Lord which is our strength.

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