Matthew 5:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Peacemaking Is Not
You Need To Be a Peacemaker
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1. Blocks your fellowship with God.
1 John 4:20-21(ESV), “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
1 John 1:3-4 (ESV), “that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.”
2. Prevents your prayers being answered
1 Peter 3:7 (ESV), “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”
Matthew 5: 9 ESV, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God
3. Hinders your happiness.
Job 18:4 (ESV), “You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you, or the rock be removed out of its place?”
Five Steps to Becoming a Peacemaker (using the acrostic P.E.A.C.E.)
P – Plan a peace conference
Matthew 5:23-24 (ESV), “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”
E – Empathize with their feelings
Philippians 2:4 (ESV), “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
A – Attack the problem not the person
Proverbs 15:1 (ESV), “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Ephesians 4:29 (ESV), “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
C – Cooperate as much as possible
Romans 12:18 (ESV), “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”
E – Emphasize reconciliation not resolution
2 Corinthians 5:18 (ESV), “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;”
Colossians 3:15 (ESV), “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
2 thoughts on “Becoming a Peacemaker”
Your Scripture-rich post includes many good points. The PEACE acrostic is excellent.
Great advice sir. It’s much easier to help others find peace when you first have it within yourself.