11th May, 2018
Live Peaceably With Everyone
In our daily lives as we interact with people from different backgrounds, we are bound to come across people whose values and philosophies differ from us. But this doesn’t have to be something that leads to conflict. This is simply because the believer hasn’t been called to walk this earth the same way mere men do. We are to walk this earth as an embodiment of the nature of God which is love, and also as Christ walked this earth. We see that one of the missions of Jesus on earth was to reconcile men to God and bring back the peace of divine union that man lost.
So also, we are told that as much as it concerns us and as much as it is in our power that we should live at peace with all (not some, all) men, regardless of race, physical features and the like. The NIV version of Hebrews 12:14 gives us a stronger rendering of the extent we should go in order to live peaceably with all men
“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone”
It says we should “make very effort” to live peaceably with all men. This means that as far as it concerns you, do your absolute best to live at peace with everyone around you. Be ready to let go of any grudge or personal prejudice you may have towards certain individuals in order to walk peaceably on this earth
#Pray Thank you Father that I can live at peace through Christ who strengthens me.
Author – Nefe