Monday, July 14, 2008

Romans 12:18

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” (NASB)


“If possible, so far as it depends (ek: denoting origin; the point whence action or motion proceeds; from, out of) on you, be at peace (eireneuo: have peace, live peaceably, live in peace, make peace, cultivate or keep peace, harmony) with all men.”


When it depends on you, cultivate, and live in peace and harmony with every human being that you meet.


Over the last few years I’ve personally seen how a simple desire to live peaceably really does stand out. In a world that shouts of revenge and getting your way, let us live as Paul encouraged us to. May we, the children of God, be the humble peacemakers that point all men to Jesus.


Anonymous said...

Oh what a challenge Paul gives us !!! May I start minute by minute, advance to a whole day, a whole month - oh how about the rest of this live in humble harmony with each person, especially with other believers. Maybe then, just then, the world will see the Love of God in action. This was a good one Joel.

Anonymous said...

"they will know we are Christians by our love"

if we only SHOWED it!

grace and peace,