Word For Today:BE ATTITUDES; Peacemakers
All over the world from time in memorial people have been on the search for peace. Conferences have been held and wars have been fought all in the name of world peace. When I think of peace, several other scriptures come to mind.
John 14:27 (AMP) Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.
Romans 14:17 (AMP) for the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking [what one likes], but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the prince of peace and there is no way you can know and experience true peace apart from Jesus Christ. When Jesus says blessed are the peace keepers, He is talking about those who have found true peace in Him, those who have discovered the kingdom of God.
Peace makers are those who go forth to proclaim the message of the cross because they recognize that it is only when we embrace this message that we can find true peace.
Romans 10:15 says, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’ ”
Once we recognize that we are poor in spirit and we mourn over our sin, then we humble ourselves before the Lord after which we hunger and thirst after righteousness. Because of the mercy we have been shown, we also become mercifully as God purifies our hearts and we become true peace makers.
Peace comes with a price and Jesus already paid the price in full. He is the prince of peace, He has already given us His peace and He tells us not to be troubled neither should we be afraid because He said it is finished.
What are you doing with that peace?
Are there people all around you who have not found that peace?
That is your mission field, tell them about this peace but recognize that at times they may not embrace this message just as they rejected the price of peace but that should not intimidate you because once you have found true peace in Christ and a life transformation, you can do nothing less that go out and tell others about HIM!
“Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.