PEACEMAKERS, NOT PEACE-BREAKERS

PEACEMAKERS, NOT PEACE-BREAKERS

Matthew 5:9 (NKJV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:9 (AMP) Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous — with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!

God wants us to be peacemakers, not PEACE-BREAKERS!

He wants us to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Have you ever been in a room where everybody is negative and complaining?  Everything is going wrong.  Then a person walks in and says something that causes people to change their attitude.

God wants peacemakers at home.  God wants peacemakers in His church. God wants peacemakers in the workplace.  God wants peacemakers out in the world.  He wants people who do not dwell on the negative, but concentrate on the positive, and see the good things that He is doing in the world.

Jesus had the ability to change things, even storms at sea. In Matthew, there is a story of a storm. The storm was so strong that the disciples thought they were going to die. Do you remember what Jesus did?

Matthew 8:26 says, “But He said to them, ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a great calm.”

You see, Jesus was a peacemaker!  He changed things.  He has called us to be peacemakers, too.  Today, look at and ponder these scriptures:

Proverbs 12:20 (NLTSE) Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!

Proverbs 29:8 (NLTSE) Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.

Hebrews 12:14 (NKJV) Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord

James 3:18 (NLTSE) And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

Romans 14:19 (NKJV) Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

Today, be a peacemaker!  Be a person who goes out of his way to bring peace not strife.  Be a person who is a peacemaker, not a peace-breaker.

Confession:  Today, I choose peace, not strife.  I choose to be a peacemaker, not a peace-breaker.

Today’s Bible Reading

Leviticus 7:28 -9:6

Mark 3:31 – 4:25

Psalms 37:12-29

Proverbs 10:5

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 25, Exodus 26

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Mark 4:30-41, Mark 5:1-20

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 23:1-6

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Exodus 25, Exodus 26

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Mark 4:30-41, Mark 5:1-20

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 23:1-6