Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
- Matthew 5:9
What does it mean to be blessed?
To be blessed and to bless others means that no matter what the circumstances are, you hold onto hope.
It isn’t something any of us can do on our own. The only possible way to have that kind of hope is to place our hope in Christ alone.
Our future is secure because we know Him.
So no matter what else is happening, our eyes are fixed on Jesus and the eternity that we will spend with Him.
So how do we become peacemakers? Who is our role model?
Christ was the ultimate peacemaker. He secured our eternal freedom through His death and resurrection.
He opened the door to a relationship with our heavenly Father, providing us a pardon for our sins.
He bridged the gap so that we might experience abundant life in Him.
He desires that all know Him and have a relationship with Him.
As His children, we are to be a shining example of His love for others.
Peacemakers in the Bible know that justice is coupled with righteousness.
Therefore, they stand up for what is right, good, and just.
As you begin your day today, are you focused on the things that bring you power and fortune? Or are you focused on those things that reflect the sacrifice of Christ?
Prayer: Dear Jesus, help me to reflect on your kingdom. Let those things of the world fall away and replace them with the things that truly matter. Amen.