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Everyday Peacemaker

Peacemakers Ministries Devotional "Blessed Are the Peacemakers"

by P. Brian Noble / July 29, 2019

Peacemakers Daily Devotional

Scripture

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew

5:9, ESV)

Thoughts

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

reconciliation.

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

are.

Application

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

do.

Prayer

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.)

 

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P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble

P. Brian Noble is an everyday guy who loves Jesus. He has been married to his best friend, Tanya, for 20 years and they have four children; they currently reside in eastern Washington. Brian has a Master of Arts in missional leadership from Northwest University. He is the Executive Director/CEO of Peacemaker Ministries. An ordained minister for the past 20+ years (3 years as a Youth Pastor, 14 years as a Senior Pastor, and 4 years as an Executive Pastor), he proclaims hope through the gospel message as the Holy Spirit empowers believers in their daily walk. He believes in the power of the Word of God to transform lives. He has been a Certified Christian Conciliator since 2008, with 1000+ hours of conflict coaching and mediation experience. His caseload has ranged from husband and wife cases, to family farm, to public schools, and even county government. Brian has taught peacemaking in local jails and even internationally in Uganda. His hope is that every Christian reconciles their differences in a way that glorifies God. His hope is that every Christian recognizes they are a Peacemaker before they try to do peacemaking. Finally, his hope is that every Christian reconciles by making authentic peace that blends justice, mercy, and humility.