Are You a Peacemaker?

“Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:1-3.

In this scripture, Paul is speaking of the unity of the body of Christ or the Church, but I can’t help but apply it to this world we live in now.  The commentary in my NIV Bible says “It is the heavy responsibility of Christians to keep that unity from being disturbed.” Remember that Jesus states in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.”

Are you are peacemaker (unity keeper or builder) in this world?  In your family? At your job? In your household?  This does not mean to not speak truth or correction but do you do it with peace and love?  Take a few minutes before you respond in every situation to ask if the words you want to say are your flesh (indignation, anger, hurt or resentment) or from God spoken in and with Love.  The truth of how you feel about something does not always need to be told!


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