00314 - Beatitudes - Blessed are the Peacemakers
Whether we want it or not, sometimes in life’s journey, you will experience an argument or disagreement with someone. It might not even be your fault. The important thing is knowing what to do once the disruption has happened.
Matthew 5:9 in the message version says ‘You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.’ (MSG)
Let the pursuit of peace drive you, as any conflict in life is never good for anyone involved. You may have to be the one that initiates conversation to bring some resolution to the argument, and that is fine. God recognises that; He knows His children should be peacemakers; that’s how we know we are part of the family of God. So don’t put it off; step out in faith and find peace.
Seeking peace after disagreement displays the grace of God through practical action.
Daddy, help me to be a peacemaker, I pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Your relationship with anyone you have disagreed with is more important than the disagreement itself. Try to get back to peace.
(MSG) Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson
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