Is it a daily challenge to keep the peace in our family, our work or even with our friends?
Just our daily routines from one place to the other while dealing with strangers and their sometimes strange ways can cause our world to be unsettled.
Even a difference of opinions and suggestions can sometimes cause friction among us.
Peace means freedom from disturbance or freedom from dispute.
Reward means a return or recompense (make amends) for a service or merit.
If the choice is ours, would we fight or make peace?
What Else Can We Do?
It isn’t always easy to be the one to back off an intense situation and keep calm.
In fact, it’s probably one of the more difficult things a person a can do.
To stop, take a breath and calm down before taking another step, takes restraint and self-control at a time when that’s the last thing we want to do; but often times it’s the first thing we should do.
To be the one to defuse a situation takes strength and courage. To contain our anger and put a lid on it and find a way to take the high road takes humbleness and even sometimes humility.
Sometimes doing the right thing can be very rewarding; well worth doing and providing satisfaction.
The Bible Says
Matthew 5: 9-10
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
1 Samuel 24:18-19
And you have shown this day how you have dealt well with me; for when the Lord delivered me into your hand, you did not kill me. For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him get away safely? Therefore may the Lord reward you with good for what you have done to me this day.
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
Bible Trivia: Where else in the Bible can ‘The Beatitudes’ be found besides Matthew 5 ?
(See The Book of Luke) Luke 6: 20-26
Bible Verse: Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:14