(Mat 5:9) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Those who are happy and blessed of the Lord are those who actively work to bring peace into the lives of others. There are many different types of peace; there is peace between nations, peace between families, and even peace between individuals. The peace being spoken of in this beatitude is peace between sinful man and a holy God.
When we are adopted into God’s family (at our salvation) we begin to experience a burden to share the life changing gospel message with our loved ones and acquaintances. When we share the gospel with others and then they turn from their sin to Christ, they are brought into peace with Him. As we work for peace between God and man, this is an indication that we are a part of God’s family, and as such, are the joint-heirs of a glorious eternity with Christ.
This is one mark of a person who has been blessed by God and is living a happy life in Him. Does today’s verse describe your life? Do you have lasting peace and happiness in Christ? If not, trust in Christ and follow Him. He makes us a promise “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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