In the New Testament Jesus tells us that God blesses peace making people but Jesus never said it was easy. “Mom he’s picking on me!” Is one of the most common phrases around every family, (including ours) because it is easier to blame someone for our problems than to make peace with them. Sadly, jumping on the band wagon of pointing an accusing finger at people who are different than us at school or work ( or church) just feels so right. But today’s scripture warns us that God takes quite a different view. God says He loves it when we work to make peace and He offers us His friendship.
Instead of accusing others even if they are truly guilty, Jesus chose to begin the peace process by taking our guilt on Calvary. He died to bridge the friendship chasm between us and the Father, and He offers us His friendship whenever we are ready to make peace with Him.
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So true, Pastor Pete! Your thoughts about Jesus dying for us—in spite of our unworthiness—make me think of Romans 5:8.
“But God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Blessings!
Amen Dave. Thanks for commenting. Yes He is our wholly undeserved and yet very best friend!
Don’t pick a fight without reason, when no one has done you harm … good reminder today. Maybe just the one I needed!