Peacemakers

We have already seen that as Jesus went forth proclaiming the Kingdom, that healing, and restoration of wholeness went in His wake, for the restoration of wholeness, including the restoration of relationships torn by the hostility of this world is something within the very character of God. A peacemaker is someone who places a high priority on restoring relationships, even with those considered to be enemies; this is also what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

On the other hand, many, maybe even most people of this world are not peacemakers. Look around you, this world is not a peaceful place, for people vie with each other for riches, for position and advantage. Such people are not making peace and restoring relationships, except for personal gain; this is not the behavior of a disciple, and thus the blessing of a restored relationship with God is not present in the here and now, and it is not likely to be found in the hereafter unless changes are made.

For the disciple, blessing in great supply is to be found in restoring wholeness and relationships; it is its own reward, and as a disciple the eternal future is both assured and very bright, for there will be blessing beyond imagination in store.

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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5 Responses to Peacemakers

  1. GP Cox says:

    Today being International Friendship Day – this world has me depressed over its current attitudes. Everyone is so ‘out for themselves’ that no one is getting what they want. Maybe we need another flood!

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  3. nicholasv56 says:

    Reblogged this on Averagechristiannet and commented:
    It is a good thing to live at peace with all others as far as it is in our power…

  4. Ben Aqiba says:

    Great article Don,

    I believe that we must share what we want to attract πŸ™‚ We need peace definitely

    Thank you

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