KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:9 KJV “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Peace makers are the lubricants of our associations, and so are simply indispensable. Every Christian is supposed to be a peacemaker. What are some of the ways., we do make for peace?
1.We make peace by preaching to others about the prince of Peace.
Rom 10:15 KJV” And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
2.We make peace by being fair to parties that are at longer heads with each other
3. We make peace by giving up on our difficult stands with others. (James 3:17)
4. We make peace by forgiving those who offend us.
5. We also make peace by praying for the spirit of peace 1Tim 2:1 KJV” I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
There are certain actions that divide friends which we ought to be aware of;
1 A whisperer who slanders others separate friends Prov 5 :28 KJV” A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
2 THE man who repeats wrong information to others. Pro 17:9 KJV” He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
3.When people get unnecessarily difficult by taking entrenched positions which does not create peace for all parties.
4 When people seek to take advantage of others.
The underlying grounds for division and disunity is selfishness or self-centredness. Our place in Christ means our old selfish nature was crucified with Jesus. We no longer live for ourselves in anyway. Say to yourself my tongue would never destroy anyone nor carry false information about anyone. As a peace maker, always ask yourself the following questions before making comments about others
1 Would I be pleased if such words were said about me?
2 Are these words I am about to say to others from the devil or the Holy Ghost
3.Are these things I am about to say about my neighbour true.?
4 If they are true, is this the right place and time to talk about these things.
5 Are words from my leaps seasoned with salt?
With proper answers to the above questions, you may now make the right comments avoiding those that would create trouble for others
I am a peacemaker. I live by the power and nature of Christ. I handle all matters whether personal or about others by the Spirit of God. My words bless and heal. Men are lifted and encouraged by what I say, glory be to God.