Blessed are the Peacemakers–Proverbs 17 Final

Another distinctive quality of the Godly is their desire and efforts to create peace.  God has made clear that those that choose to foster peace in their lives and communities will be blessed in amazing ways.  Those that seek peace and foster it– are great to know and to be with.  After a day with them, one is energized and restored.

The foolish, conversely are always at a state of unrest.  They foster it in their lives and spread it like a cancer to all that are associated with them.  Parents grieve, partners flee, spouses leave and their lives remain a horrible concoction that is poison to the soul.  They always have an excuse, and act as if they are never wrong. They spread the venom and make others the same.  They literally destroy the quality of life itself.

God calls us to be peacemakers.  We raise children that follow God.  We speak truth and foster joy.  We do not stir up trouble with lies and gossip.  We simply encourage and seek ways to unify our communities rather than divide them. We are a source of energy and joy—we do not steal, kill or destroy.  Like our heavenly Father, we seek to foster life—abundant (full and meaningful) to all we meet.

God Bless You

Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.

Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.

Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.

One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.


Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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