James 3:18 (NLT) – And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
We invite Peace to reign when we welcome Jesus into a situation. There is often work to do in order to bring Peace. We need to keep our environment clean and organized. The synonyms of “organize” are words like “create”, “form” and “establish”.
Chaos and destruction are not of Peace. In times of chaos, we must find the source and altar it. Big bats and guns are often called peacemakers. Neither of those “peace keepers” will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9 (KJV) – Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Life in the world has extraneous forces working against peace. Storms bring destruction and chaos. Natural disasters and manmade disasters have to be dealt with or they will grow in lawlessness and collapse whole civilizations.
The source of chaos and calamity can be removed from our environment; either by changing the source or moving it. Change or movement requires us to act. Love and kindness are actions that change your environment.
Ephesians 2:15 (NKJV) – having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
Galatians 5:14 (KJV) – For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
We can have Peace within ourselves by inviting Jesus to live in our heart and walking in the New Life that He gives us. Peacemakers also produce Peace in this physical life we live together.
Working to keep order in our community brings peace. Working to clean up communities brings peace. Working as unto the Lord brings peace.
John 14:27 (KJV) – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Matthew 5:44-45 (NOG) – 44 But I tell you this: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. 45 In this way you show that you are children of your Father in heaven. He makes his sun rise on people whether they are good or evil. He lets rain fall on them whether they are just or unjust.