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Peacemakers – Mon – 21-10-11



General George S. Patton was a leader of U.S. forces in Europe in World War II. He was nicknamed “Old Blood and Guts.” He was known to speak his mind, often in profanity-laced speeches. He believed a general should lead from the front and drove his troops to rapid advances. If you do an internet search for his picture, you’ll see he looked the part. He was often seen with a riding crop or wearing a pair of ivory-handled revolvers. The weapons looked to be straight out of a cowboy movie! The revolvers were the Peacemaker model made by Colt.

Is this what it means to be a peacemaker? To be someone who drives forward, defeating others and forcing peace? That was one use of the word in the ancient Greek language. But that is not the meaning of Jesus in Matthew 5:9 when he said, ““Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (NIV) How do we know this? Because the children will be like the Father. And Romans 5:1 tells us that God made peace through Jesus. He didn’t force us into a peace. Rather he arranged a reconciliation through the sacrifice of his son. He did not wield a weapon, rather he wielded love.

 If we are to be peacemakers, it means helping to bring peace and reconciliation to others. Those who step in to mend relationships between others are peacemakers.


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Fruit of Peace – Wed – 21-05-26



My grandfather was just old enough to be drafted into the Army in World War I. I remember him telling the story. He had completed basic training and was loaded onto a train with other soldiers. The train headed to the east coast. It was night. The train stopped in a town but he didn’t remember where. But news spread quickly through the train that the war was over! The men were so excited they left the train whooping and hollering! They ran about the town celebrating the peace! Eventually, he was mustered out of the Army, having never faced combat. Peace is such a joyous feeling!

The same is true in our relationship to God. What overwhelming relief to have peace with God! Paul describes this in Romans 5:1, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”(NIV) Paul explains this more in verses 9 and 10, “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”(NIV)

If you are in Jesus, you can celebrate peace with God! The Holy Spirit works so you can feel this peace in your life!


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