“Blessed are the peacemakers…” (Matthew 5:9)
If we want to be a peacemaker, we should also know that the only lasting peace is peace with the Father. Our peace with the Father rests in trusting in Jesus as the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Peacemakers are those who have first made peace within themselves. That starts with reconciliation and peace with the Father. It is really only then that we might move on to thinking of making peace with others. Some peace advocates can be themselves the most un-peaceful. It seems to me it is because the order of peacemaking is often reversed. It is God, the person and others. It does not work when it is the person, others, and God. That’s just guilt, pain and good works and huffing and puffing. The whole verse is the answer: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” If it’s turned around we become ‘do-gooders’ and zealots…or zany peace-activists. If it is in order we become like normal Kingdom children desiring peace and to be peacemakers.
“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” Jesus