“We become peacemakers in a troubled world and channels for God’s mercy, purity and peace.” –Warren Wiersbe
What if believers were known for their peace? Yikes. I don’t think that is the first thing that comes to mind about the church these days. Generally speaking, we are not very good at making peace or even keeping peace. How do we do a better job? Kay Arthur gave the best answer to this question. She says that you have to be at peace with God to be at peace. So, are you at peace with the Lord? This is where you start. This is how you begin to be a peacemaker…be at peace with the peacemaker. And we can really just go back to the other beatitudes to check our standing with the other things we should be merciful, poor in spirit, mourning what God mourns, chasing righteousness, meek, pure in heart.
Of course, I have looked up some Greek words from Bible Hub.
peacemaker – eirénopoios – loving peace, a peacemaker bravely declares God’s terms which makes someone whole.
This word is used only in Matthew 5:9.
son – huios – a son, descendent
emphasizes likeness of the believer to the heavenly father i.e. resembling his character more and more by living in faith
God wants to call us his sons and daughters. He wants to see us resemble him in character and life. I want to be claimed as such. Don’t you? The praise is in the name. He loves me anyway, but does he call me daughter? This is a lot to think about. I could ask you a bunch of questions now. I could give you some really good illustrations and biblical comparisons. But what I really want you to spend time thinking about is, are you at peace with God? Does he call you son/daughter?
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