Matthew 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God
In this scripture, Jesus says that the peacemakers are blessed or find favor with God.
Who are considered peacemakers?
As individuals, those who themselves have a mild temper, who are placid and calm.
• who try to encourage harmony in their circles/communities and live amicably with others
• who try to douse prevailing contention
• who strive to prevent strife and war
• who try to heal differences between their brethren
• who reunite parties and reinstate peace where it is broken
• who do not interfere unnecessarily in others’ business
The peacemakers do this in obedience to Jesus and out of their Biblical values to love God and man. (Matthew 22:37-39 – “Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’)
And why will these people be called the Sons of God (children of God)? These people strive to obey the Bible principles and therefore will be blessed, as Jesus promised. These people believe in and obey Jesus and therefore are part of God’s family. They are owned by God as His children.
A child usually resembles a parent physically, or through their mannerisms; in the same way, a child of God tries to have a likeness of God’s character and to be like Him – filled with peace and love. They yearn to be able to speak to Him alone through unknown tongues, they seek for righteousness, and to manifest the Holy Spirit fruits like Him. Be still and remain peacemakers for the Lord your God is with you.