Unlimited: The Kingdom of Heaven is for the Peacemakers

Feb 18, 2022 277

Unlimited: The Kingdom of Heaven is for the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9, NIV).

This is the seventh of the beatitudes: and seven was the number of perfection among the Hebrews. Whoever desires perfect blessedness, so far as it can be enjoyed on earth, must reach this seventh blessing, and become a peacemaker.

There is a significance also in the position of the text. The verse which precedes it speaks of the blessedness of “the pure in heart” (v.8).  Our peacefulness is never to be a toleration of evil.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

The verse that follows also seems to have been put there on purpose. “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness” (v.10). However peaceable we may be in this world, we will still be misrepresented and misunderstood. Even the Prince of Peace himself was “despised and rejected of men.”

In this way, the peacemakers are not blessed, but they are surrounded, before and after, with blessings.

Lord, give us grace to climb to this seventh beatitude! Purify our minds that we may be “first pure, then peaceable,” (James 3:17) and fortify our souls, that our peaceableness may not lead us into cowardice and despair, when we are persecuted for your sake. – Charles Spurgeon

Reflection: There are two types of people in the world: peacebreakers and peacemakers. Peacebreakers often have a victim mentality and think that they have to defend themselves by attacking others. Which one are you?

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Okurut Martin

Feb 20, 2022

Yeah. Peace is ablessing from God. Glory to God.


SOLOMON NATUA

Feb 19, 2022

Am peace maker ,because am a citizen of the kingdom of the most high.


Olivia

Feb 19, 2022

I'm a peacemaker cause know matter how or what may become of that day or today we as a human being should always find a solution for peace amen


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