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“Blessed Are The Peacemakers”
January 21, 2019

Peacemakers Understand That Contention Is Of The Devil

Jesus Christ Topical Guide: Sermon On The Mount Series

Matthew 5:9

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

What comes to your mind when you think of peacemakers? I think of contentment or satisfied. The world is constantly telling us that we aren’t good enough and don’t have enough. The temptation to compete with our neighbor is intense.

I also think of peacemaking in relationships. However you look at it, it always takes two to fight. In marriage, if at least one person chooses not to fight (yell, scream, name calling, etc) there will be peace. There still might be sadness and frustration because there is contention in the relationship but at least because one partner decided not to participate in the fight it is a lot better than it otherwise would be.

In a perfect world both you and your spouse will commit to being peacemakers. I think this is something important to talk about before marriage. How were arguments handled in your homes while you were growing up? Additionally, discuss your feelings and attitude about contention and arguments. Do you both see arguments as part of life? Do you feel contention is of the devil and to be avoided at all costs? Is fighting and contention an acceptable way of handling problems?

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