Beatitude seven

Posted: March 15, 2018 in Beatitude seven

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“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”

This Beatitude is a bit diferent than others, as the reward seems different from the blessing.

  • Blessed are those who mourn – comfort
  • Blessed are the hungry – filled.

This beatitude is about peace… It is interesting that Jesus singles this situation out. If our world is at peace in itself, why do we need peacemakers?

Jesus is pointing out to us that our world is not at peace. Not at peace with God, or with each other.

We can see this, as they are so many wars going on all over our world.

Soldiers get killed in wars and so do ordinary people. Mums and dads, grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, brothers and sisters. Wars are a great evil.

In our relationships there is war. We argue and fight with people we know, and even our friends. In our families we disagree and people get angry and upset with each other.

Everyone experiences this lack of peace. The only reason we have peace is becuase of the mercy of God. Otherwise, aggresion is our natural domain.

People we love, we can still find ourselves disagreeing and causing contention between each other. We all do this. We can be very disappointed with each other.

We desperately need a peacemaker.

Peacemakers are those who are able to make peace in some way or other.They are blessed.God says tha theywill be His children. He will ake tem and call them His children.

CHILDREN OF GOD

Jesus did not say, politicians, economists, trechers in schools, family memebers, ministers in churches. He says anyone who makes peace is a child of God.

Why are we in such a state as this.?  Our hearts are corrupt and wicked. We see this from the other Beatitudes. God tells us what we are like in His Word. We are so corrupted that we don’t even realise we are so sinful.

We do not want peace, we want to do whatever we choose. We pursue our goals, not caring about the other people around us.

I will do whatever I want. This can generate huge amounts of ill-will.

But there is a more pressing and urgent peace we need.

We need Peace with God.

With out faith in Him, repentance from all sin and turning from it, there is no peace between us and God. With out this peace, we are and remain His enemies. We reject His love, His goodness and His peace also.

The human condition is in a critical state. We are not at peace with God, and we cannot make peace with God. Without faith and repentance we have no spiritual life. We are dead toward God. I cannot make peace with God by myself. It doesn’t matter how many years I read the Bible, How many times I go to church, it will never get me spiritual life.

Spiritual life comes from God. His Holy Spirit speaks into our lives, convicts us of sin, and allows us to see and feel our need. I must listen to Him, and respond in faith.

How do I get life and peace?

We cannot save our selves, and God knows that, so He sent Jesus into the world to pay our debt of sins, and make it possible for us to come to God. Jesus is the light of the world, the bread of life, the living water, and He came to show God to us and to show they way to God and peace…!!

The sacrifice of Jesus made it possible for sinful rebels, enemies of God’s ways and His person, to be brought into a living relationship of Peace. Jesus is the Prince of Peace, because of who He is and what He has done. He is the only one who can bring peace between us and God.

When there is a war in the world, sometimes the two sides want to stop fighting and make peace, there must be a go-between…. someone who can satisfy each side so that they can stop fighting.

JESUS is our go-between to bring us to peace with God. The Bible calls Him a Mediator… someone who can bring peace to both sides.

NOW…

If I now believe in God and have found peace with Him, I can now tell others about this wonderful peace that anyone can have. If I spend my time telling this good news, and bringing other people to peace with God, I am now a PEACEMAKER!!

Peacemakers stop wars. This is good. Our world needs people like that, But what we are talking about is much more. This is something Supernatural.

This is something outside of us as humans, it is an everlasting event, which changes people and turns them for being against God, to trusting in Him and having supernatural life.

If you are a Christian you can be one of God’s PEACEMAKERS.
You are also one of His SONS AND DAUGHTERS.

You may work of God weeping tears, becuase it is a difficult life, but you will in the end reap JOY….

 

 

 

 

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