THE BEATITUDES: PEACEMAKERS

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matt 5:9

The idea here is this: “God has made peace with us in Christ, as such, by ‘following peace with all men’, we will be called children of God”. Stop and think about this for a minute- God is a peacemaker!

The salvation plan in Christ was His initiative. Yes, salvation is of the Lord. This is why when Jesus was born, Angels were happy for us. They said: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

Jesus- His birth, death and resurrection- is God’s good will towards men. Jesus was on a peace mission.

Romans 5:1
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”

The gospel is a gospel of peace, for it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10: 15.

God preached peace by Jesus Christ (Acts 10:36). Paul says to the Church at Colossae: “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven”. Colossians 1:20.

Five times in the Epistles, God is called the God of peace (Romans 15: 33, Romans 16: 20, Phi. 4: 9, 1 Thess 5:23, Hebrews 13:20).

As His children, we must be known as peacemakers. Children of God are not embarrassed by apologizing first. We are peacemakers.

DO THIS:
God expects you to extend the peace He has shed your path by grace. Do so today. Be the peacemaker wherever you go!

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