“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” (Romans 12:18, NKJV)
You know, much has been and is being said, good and bad, about our former president, President Barack Obama. One of the things that I admired most about him was that he was not quick to enter into war and conflict. While others beat the war drums and call for military involvement and air strikes, President Obama sought peaceful diplomatic solutions to international issues. President Obama, a Christian, knew and was governed by the verse, “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”
1. Are you a person who strives to “live” peaceably with all people?
2. You do know that there are some people who thrive on tension, confusion, conflict and trouble?
3. It is not always possible to live peaceably with all people but can you honestly say you try?
There will always be those who seek conflict and argument with us. Jesus told us we would even be “persecuted for righteousness sake.” Yet, we must seek to be at peace and in peace with all we meet. We must be the peacemakers and the peace seekers. Therefore, as much as depends on us, let us LIVE PEACEABLY WITH ALL!