Peacemakers Daily Devotional
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew
Jesus says that peacemakers are blessed, or have God’s favor, and they will be
called God’s children. This statement is greater than we can fully absorb without
some really focused pondering. But one wonderful result of receiving the peace
that God gives through Jesus is that we can bring peace to others. We can tell
them about the hope of the Gospel message and guide them toward
Look at this closely. We are peacemakers because the spirit of Jesus, the Prince
of Peace, lives in us. One Bible commentary says that peacemakers “love peace
and make peace.” Followers of Jesus do peacemaking because that is who we
So before you try to do peacemaking, remember that you are a peacemaker.
Why are you a peacemaker? Jesus is in you. Jesus is the ultimate peacemaker.
He has made peace between you and God. The ultimate peacemaker is living in
you. I want so badly for you to get this that I am going to say it again and again.
People aren’t peacemakers because they do peacemaking. Believers in Jesus
are peacemakers because that is who they are; that in turn determines what they
Heavenly Father, today I am telling myself that I am a peacemaker because of
Jesus. I am grateful that I am not acting or pretending. I am simply being who
you created me to be: a container of your peace, someone who makes peace,
through your son Jesus…. (Continue praying.)