Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
If you want the good life, then you will follow in the ways of the Spirit of God (Romans 15:33; James 3:17; Romans 3:17). In fact, one way in which we could understand the concept of the word “blessed” used to start each one of these verses saying, ‘The good life belongs to’…the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. Pursuing peace, making peace, and keeping peace is the way of the people of God because it is the way of God (Psalms 34:12-14; 1 Peter 3:11; Ephesians 4:3).
Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and when we walk under His rulership, then the way of peace rules our hearts and minds (2 Thessalonians 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 4:7). The Holy Spirit inspires us and fills us with the supply of supernatural peace. When Jesus came to His disciples after the resurrection, He breathed on them His life giving, Holy Spirit imparting breath, and gave them peace. He supplied them, and supplies us today, with a peace that conquerors every aspect of confusion and turmoil in the world – a peace that passes all understanding and nothing in the world can take away (John 14:27, 16:33; Philippians 4:7).
One of the ways you can identify those who has been born of God and are obedient to His ways is that they are peacemakers. Instead of creating strife with their words and actions, they are bringing people together and always seeking reconciliation and understanding between those who are at odds. Walking in peace is walking in righteousness and true holiness. It is the way of the King and of His Kingdom, both of which we should always seek first in everything that we do (Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 4:23-32).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen