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Can we live at peace with all men?

Can we live at peace with all men?

Reconciliation

Jesus has a goal for me. It is to be a peacemaker.

Peacemaking is a big goal given to us from Jesus. Jesus says “Happy are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

Peace means reconciliation, and God is the author of peace and of reconciliation.

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. ~Apostle Paul | Romans 12:18

What is peace all about? How do we get it in our lives?

Peace with God

We can’t make peace if we don’t have peace ourselves. That is the first task, find peace in Jesus. Then, we can make peace by proclaiming His word and carrying on with His deeds.

Peacemaking is a big goal given to us from Jesus. Jesus says “Happy (aka blessed) are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Peace means reconciliation, and God is the author of peace and of reconciliation.

Indeed, the very same verb which is used in this happiness prescription is applied by the apostle Paul to what God has done through the Messiah.

What is peace, how do we make peacemaking real and what is the promise of Jesus?

Image result for peacemaker jesusJesus says:

“Happy [blessed] are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

The commendation of peacemakers – It is one thing to keep the peace and it is quite another to make peace. In the one case it already exists, in the other we are calling it into existence since it is lacking. Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. That is a huge challenge. Jesus gives us the power! We are to seek peace. We are to pursue peace. We are not to let up until we achieve it. Jesus challenges us to be tenacious.

How is peace made? Where does it come from? Consider this from Paul in Colossians (1:20). “Through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”