Do You Want to See Peace?

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:43-44
If we want to see peace in our lives, in our families, and in our world, we have to be willing to do some things Jesus told us to do. We know that we cannot have peace when all we do is argue. We must learn to submit ourselves one to another in Christian love.
As the people of God go, so goes the world. For Jesus has said we are to be the salt and the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14). But, if we have the same anger issues that everyone else has, how can we peace?
God has given example after example of what a submissive nature should be like. If you want a real challenge, read the sixth chapter of Matthew, and put the principles Jesus spoke of in your life.
Too many Christians are known as Christians in name only. But, Jesus said if we loved Him, we would keep His commandments. In reality, this is more than any of us can do on our own. But under the direction of the Holy Spirit, it can be accomplished. Submission to Jesus first as Lord of our lives, then dependence on the Holy Spirit to lead us, we will be able to accomplish real peace.
One day after the second coming of Christ, when Jesus establishes His millennial kingdom, there WILL be true peace. Scripture teaches that then the Lion will lie down with the Lamb. With all the evil we face today, this may be impossible for our world to obtain now. But, certainly, the harder we work at it, the better off we, and all those we come into contact with, will be.
Striving For A Peaceful Life,
Bro. Gene

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