“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
(James 3:18, NKJV)
This is a very powerful verse. I love how the New Living Translation puts it, “And
those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of
righteousness.” James tells us that when we “pursue peace” and are
“peacemakers” we are actually sowing seeds and we can expect a harvest of
righteousness in other areas of our lives.
Think about it, every time you are faced with a hostile person or tempted to act in a
non-peaceful way, yet respond peacefully, you have just sown seeds for your
future. Those seeds will in turn produce a harvest of blessings in your life.
Peacemakers should rejoice in knowing a harvest is coming.
Do not miss your harvest. Do not allow other individuals or situations to cause
you to miss your blessings. Be a peacemaker. Pursue peace with all people, in
every situation. Remember these words of James from the New Living
Translation, “And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a
harvest of righteousness.” SOW PEACE, REAP A HARVEST.