Daily Devotion

 With Pastor Ancel Presnell

“PEACEMAKERS”

We live in a day where there is such a lack of peace. There is little peace in our cities, towns, communities, and little in our homes. Our churches are even plagued with a lack of peace. This lack of peace comes from a deep rooted problem from within. When there is no peace within, here will be no peace coming out.  

Jesus said: “Happy are the peacemakers.” There is happiness surrounding one that strives to live in peace and promote peace among others. The opposite of this practice will rob you of happiness and joy. Romans 12:18– “18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”  We are called to live peacefully with all men. This can be difficult to do, but we as children of God are called to. 

Jesus added that peacemakers will be called the children of God. If you are a child of God and you are not pursuing peace with others, your salvation and sonship will be called into question. I am not implying that true Christians cannot be in. A season of their life where they are struggling with this command. I am saying that failing to live peaceably with all men can harm your testimony and others will call your faith into question.  

As children of God, we should act and react like children of God. Part of accomplishing this is striving to be a peacemaker and not with reluctance or dread. We are to be found happily pursuing peace. Doing so will result in being known and called the children of God.  

 

Matthew 5:9– “9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”