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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."  Matt. 5:9.  God wants us to live in peace with ourselves, and with others.  God has come to make peace with us.  2 Cor. 5:17-21 tells us that God has reconciled us to Himself.  He has given us a message of reconciliation, so that we can say to others, "Be reconciled to God."  Col. 1:20 tells us He has made peace with us through the blood of His cross.  Eph. 2:14 says that He Himself is our peace, and has made both Jew and Gentile one, breaking down the middle wall of partition that was between us.  Jesus came as the Prince of Peace.  Jesus was the greatest peacemaker!  He came to give us peace.  In the world we will have tribulation, but He has overcome the world!  He has come that we might know peace with God, and the peace of God.  First, we must come into peace with God.  God has already reconciled us to Himself, having paid the price for our sin.  Now we must simply receive by faith what has already been done.  Romans 5:1 says, "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."  Through Christ we are no longer enemies of God.  We are at peace with God.  Now God wants us to learn to walk in that peace.  Phil. 4:6,7 tells us that we are to bring all our anxieties to God, and then the peace of God, which surpasses our understanding, will keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Peace will act like a soldier, guarding and keeping our minds from all the worries and cares of life.  Col. 3:15 tells us to let the peace of God rule in our hearts.  The Amplified Version says, "And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts (deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state) to which as (members of Christ's) one body you were also called (to live)..."  So many things want to rule in our hearts, but we are to let God's peace rule and reign over us, and be the deciding factor in the questions that arise in our minds.  Today, let peace rule in your heart.

How am I letting peace rule in my heart today? 

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