Blessed are the Peacemakers

Eph 2:14  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Eph 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

If the reader will take in the teaching through verse 17 of this passage he will without fail discover the importance of peace to our Lord and Saviour. Christ taught us in His Sermon on the Mount that “Blessed are the peacemakers.” The reason behind that is that they are taking on them the ministry of our Lord. In this season of Christmas we will do well to remember that God became flesh as the Christ child because of a division between God and man. God was right, man was wrong, and because man could not reconcile himself to God a mediator was employed. There is but one mediator between man and God, the man Christ Jesus. Jesus came to mend the rift between God and man and in doing so brought about peace. I ask you, “Is there a rift between you and another? A spouse perhaps? A friend? Co-worker? Boss, peer, or subordinate?” When tension or division is found there is need for a peacemaker after the example of our Lord. Paul identified himself as the ‘prisoner of the Lord Jesus Christ’ and as a prisoner he must conduct himself in a fashion pleasing to his master. Determine now to take upon you the ministry of the Lord Jesus and seek to make peace where contention is found. Do not run away from it, sweep it aside, or try to ignore it. Tackle it head on and if your personal efforts fail find a neutral third party and ask them to help bring about peace. You will never regret the effort invested in bringing peace to any relationship.