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

Having established in the first part of this article the importance of pursuing peace with the brethren, someone might ask, “Sir, what if you are dealing with brethren who are stubborn and unwilling to make peace?” Well, it is simple! If they don’t pursue peace, you, be the one to pursue peace. Remember, the saying, two wrongs cannot make a right. If the other person is not peace oriented, be the one to orchestrate the move and in doing this, it doesn’t make you a fool. One reason many people do not want to pursue peace sometimes is because they feel that they let themselves down, but that is not true. Pursuing peace does not make you less a Christian and it does not connote foolishness. It only makes you the wiser one.   

Therefore, I encourage you today to make a conscious decision to always be at peace with your brothers and sisters in Christ. We might not be from the same earthly parents but we are sure from the same spiritual roots. Always remember, Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. We hail from Him and it’s expected you recognize this and live your life accordingly. Stop picking fights with the people around you and stop getting easily offended. Let the pursuit of peace always be at your fore 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 reigns in your relationships. By living like this, you are being a good representative of the kingdom where we come from and in the long run, you will reap the benefits. Praise God!


Peacemakers are good representatives of the Kingdom.


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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