Peacemaking

WEDNESDAY

NAU Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

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

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

This is a tough one because it goes against our natural inclinations. To make peace (according to the Greek word used here) is to make reconciliation with an enemy. That is not my first reaction when wronged but that is what I am taught by Jesus to do – especially if I have been wronged as a representative of Jesus Christ! I am called as a Christian to initiate reconciliation with the one who has wronged me rather than enact my revenge or to get even. For an even more challenging teaching of Christ in the same context, see Matt 5: 44, 45.

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1 Response to “Peacemaking”


  1. 1 Dad October 12, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    This one is somewhat confusing to me. How do we handle radical Islam jihadists who want to kill all of us “infidels”.


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