November 9, 2022

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

PRAY FOR PEACE. You can’t fake real peace. You have to get it from God. If you are feeling a bunch of vexation, you can take authority over the devil right now. Jesus said, “Peace, be still,” and the wind and the waves stopped (Mark 4:39 NKJV). The early disciples were told to go into a house and speak peace over it (Luke 10:5). If you anticipate a strife-filled situation, get ahead of it by taking your stand and praying for peace before you arrive.

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Romans 12:18

PURSUE PEACE. One of my favorite scriptures is found in Hebrews 12:14: “Pursue peace with all men.” When people try to bait me into an argument, I’ve learned that having a moderate, cool spirit is better than being aggressive and harsh. It’s important to forgive those who have offended us and release them from liability. If we have wronged someone, we need to be ready to offer a sincere apology. Sometimes people aren’t ready for peacemaking, so don’t force it. Remember, there is a time to speak and a time to be silent (Ecclesiastes 3:7).

In every situation, we can work to be peacemakers – both on a global and national scale and also in our own families and workplaces. And we don’t have to do it alone. Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and He will help us pull it off!

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry

God, you are the God of Peace. I thank you that there is blessing in being a peacemaker. I pray that You help me to walk in peace with everyone as much as it depends on me. I forgive anyone who has offended me. I bind the devil over any situation today that could be filled with strife. I say “peace, be still” over my family, over my country, and over the world. I rejoice in the Lord, and His peace guards my mind and heart, in Jesus’ Name, amen (Philippians 4:4-9).

peace, noun
Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations. Inner contentment; serenity. Free from strife.

Copyright © 2022 St. Louis Family Church, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Peace.” The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, HarperCollins Publishers, www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=peace&submit.x=19&submit.y=32. Accessed 25 Oct. 2022.