“…be at peace among yourselves…” 1 Thessalonians 5:13 (NKJV)

In my walk thus far with God, one thing that I have discovered that is really lacking in the church today is brotherly love and kindness. Christian brothers and sisters are no longer in the habit of being at peace with each other. There are too many fights, grudges, gossip and bitterness amongst the brethren. And it hurts to see this happen because this is not how God wants it to be. You will see two Christian Brother or sister at loggerheads with each other over things that are of no eternal worth. In most cases you see them want to fight in church just to prove a point. But the question is, does God want us to live like this? Does He want us to be divided amongst ourselves like this? Certainly not! This is not His prescribed order for us to live. In fact He gets offended when we live this because it shows that we do not recognize ourselves as brothers and sisters. It shows that we are not conscious of the blood of the new covenant that brings us together. He wants us to be at peace with each other and walk in love towards each other. In Mark 12:31, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in admonishing the brethren said, ”you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it is this; you shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these…” Did you see that? It lets us know that we have a responsibility to walk in love towards one another and not be at loggerheads with each other.

Therefore, I encourage you today to make a conscious decision to always be at peace with your fellow brothers and sisters in the church. We might not be from the same earthly parents but we are sure from the same spiritual roots. Always remember, Jesus is our father, He is the vine and we are the branches. We sprang forth from Him and it’s expected you recognize this and live your life accordingly. Stop picking up fights with the people around you and stop getting easily offended. Let the pursuit of peace always be at your forefront and refuse to allow the devil to drive you to a place of bitterness against anyone because that is not God’s plan for your life. Be a peacemaker and always seek to ensure peace reign in your relationships at all costs. When you live like this, you are being a good representative of the kingdom where we come from and in the long run, you are the one who benefits from it. Praise God!


Peace makers are good representatives of the Kingdom where we belong!


The love of God is shed abroad in my heart and I do not find it difficult to pursue peace. I walk in love effortlessly and I refuse to be at loggerheads with anyone because the nature of God is at work in me causing me to always be the man or woman of peace that I am  meant to be in the name of Jesus. Amen!

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AMPUMUZA CAPHER · November 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm

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