Happy Are the Peacemakers

Shared from My Heart is for Israel, a snippet.


Sitting at the Feet of Yeshua

 In my last post, we began looked at the how happy are those who are pure in heart.  In this post, we will explore the seventh Beatitude regarding the peacemakers.

“How blessed are those who make peace! for they will be called sons of God.”  ~ Matthew 5:9

Verse 9 teaches us about becoming bridge builders.  It also implies that, “we have to make peace with ourselves before we become peace makers with others.”  Once again, Yeshua takes this lesson from the Tanakh.  Isaiah 54:13 says, “All your children will be taught by Adonai; your children will have great peace.”

In Romans 12:18, Rabbi Sha’ul exhorts us to “live in peace with all people.”   He goes on to say to the Ephesians, “always be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love, and making every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit gives through the binding power of shalom” ~ Ephesians 4:1-3.

The Jewish people were looking for a peacemaker.  They were longing for the Messiah to lead them in war, to conquer all the Gentiles, and to rule the world in peace.  Peace is more than a passive existence; it’s a very positive state of good.  A peacemaker is more than one who stops quarrels; he brings good into other people’s lives…

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