“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9
Growing up in a home with a dad who was a police officer this was one of the verses I heard often. It wasn’t until later in life that I understood that my dad had to go into some very dark places and sometimes look evil directly in the face. Being a peacemaker is not always about being calm and docile it is about using all means necessary to bring the situation under control. They do not go in looking for a fight but they are equipped not to back down from one either.
This also reminds me of our military troops who are sent overseas. They may have a mission to eradicate terrorism in a region, but their overall mission is to bring peace to that region.
Too many times, I think people see this verse as being a people pleaser verse, and I don’t believe that is what it is saying at all. I believe it is telling us to seek peace and justice in all situations.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this verse.
Daily DIVAS Challenge:
- What ways do you bring about peace?
- What are some other examples of a Peacemaker that you can think of?
- Where would you like to see more peace?