Open Heaven 20 January 2020 Monday – CHILDREN OF GOD ARE PEACEMAKERS I
Open Heaven 20 January 2020 Memorise: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
Read: Matthew 5:39-48 Open Heaven 20 January 2020
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
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;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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Bible in one year: Genesis 25-26
Hymnal: Sing Hymn 27
Message: – Open Heaven 20 January 2020 Monday Daily
A Peacemaker is a person who pursues peace at all times.
When the fellow is offended, his response to the offender is to ensure that
peace reigns. Sometimes, they take all the blame and suffer some consequences,
but they are happy at the end of the day because all they are after is peace.
Also, when they see other people in a quarrel, they intervene to ensure that
they make peace with each other. God loves these people so much; Jesus
specifically said that they will be called the children of God. Of course, they
will be called the children of God because Jesus Christ is the prince of Peace.
Now, if the peacemaker is a child of God, then whose child is
the troublemaker? When you always choose quarrel over peace, who do you
resemble? A troublemaker may not know it, but he is not a child of God as he
does not exhibit the characteristics of God, rather those of the devil.
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If whenever you see two people quarrelling, you begin to say
things that would fuel the anger of one or the other and cause the quarrel to
become more heated, you are a troublemaker. If you have a reputation of always
retaliating against anyone who offends you, you are a troublemaker. If you are
one who likes to cause quarrels amongst your colleagues, friends or family
members, then you are a troublemaker; you need to repent and change your ways. Many
times, we went to make peace, but we don’t want to be seen as a weakling. The
reverse is however the truth. It takes strength to control one’s ego, anger and
work towards peace. Hence, it is a strong but wise person that will seek peace.
Whenever you’re tempted to fight, remember that unbelievers
don’t read the Bible, hence it is we the Christians that model Christ to them.
If you claim that the Prince of Peace lives in you and you are the quarrelsome
type, many unbelievers will not want that your ‘Prince of Peace’ to live in
them. Secondly, making peace with others is one of the prerequisites to making
it to heaven on the last day. Hebrews 12:14 says:
“Fellow peace with all men, and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”
Key Point – Open Heaven 20 January 2020
Always choose peace.
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