James 3:18 – And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness (NLT).
Peacemakers overcome the fire by spreading peace; peacekeepers lose peace while the fire spreads. It’s the difference between trying to keep what you have and allowing what you have to multiply.
I challenge you to sow peace everywhere you go and in every relationship you have. The peace Jesus has given you is not to be hoarded. The people and circumstances surrounding your life desperately need to be influenced by what’s inside of you.
In Matthew 10:8, Jesus told the disciples to freely give what they had freely received. Luke also quoted Him in Acts 20:35 as saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” You are like a subcontractor. Jesus has entrusted you to outsource His peace to a tumultuous world.
Matthew 10:8 — “Freely you have received; freely give” (NIV).
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