KEY VERSE: “And be at peace among yourselves” (1 Thessalonians 5:13b).
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” This is the submission of Nelson Mandela about those who harbor hatred in their hearts against others. Most of the heart -related diseases like hypertension, stroke and heart attack, have their roots in our psychological states of mind. Bitterness and unforgiving spirit are dangerous for your life. The Bible enjoins the believer to always live peacefully with others.
This is a spiritually and psychologically healthy command. You need to take a step towards reconciling with those who grudge against you for the sake of keeping your Christian faith. Do not insist the offender must be the one to initiate the peace move because he/she may not know the danger of not being at peace with others. As a believer, you know the value of your salvation so you have to treasure it and keep it to the end. Make peace with everyone-colleagues, friends, parents and school mates- today.
Challenge: Propose peace to those who offend you.
Prayer: O God, help me to live in peace with others, in Jesus’name.
Quote: Make and live in peace with others
Bible Reading in one Year: Romans 12:19-21