Make every effort to live in peace

  • “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:18).
  • “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace…” (Romans 14:19).
  • “Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).
  • “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy …” (Hebrews 12:14).
  • It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel (Proverbs 20:3).
  • “Do everything without complaining or arguing” (Philippians 2:14).
  • “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins (i.e. offenses)” (I Peter 4:8).
  • “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness” (James 3:17-18)

The key to unity is not the removal of all conflict but a deeply shared commitment to a reconciling spirit based on God’s love for us in Christ (see: Ephesians 4:32-5:1; Titus 3:3-7).

Short audio clip – Antagonistic people (Warning about dangerous people)

Steve Cornell

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Just another worker in God's field.
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