Peace at all costs …!
Blessed are the peacemakers;
for they shall be called the children of God.
— Matt 5:9
There is probably more talk about peace today,
… than ever before …
and the United Nations and most countries,
have or support a peace corps somewhere in the world!
Yet Jesus made this statement …
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:
I came not to send peace, but a sword.
— Matt 10:34
Did Jesus really mean that?
Did He send a sword on earth?
However … it is not the kind of sword we think of,
… but the sword Jesus spoke of … is the Word of God …
For the word of God is quick, and powerful,
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
— Heb 4:12
Jesus knew that peace as we understand it is not possible,
… unless it is founded on God and His word!
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
— John 14:27
What then is a peacemaker?
A peacemaker is not one who tries to make peace between men,
… but a peacemaker is one who makes peace between God and man!
A peacemaker is one who takes God’s Word to others …
… and who opens the way for God to bring His peace to them!
(Matt. 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-20)
There is and never can be peace …
… unless God and His Word are the foundation!
Blessed are the peacemakers …
Those who take God’s peace to the world …
… for they truly are the children of God!
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