A peacemaker was a pistol that a person carried. That peace was all too permanent. The Bible tells us that a peacemaker is a person of great value (Matthew 5:9 Matthew 5:9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
American King James Version×). The greatest title a person or nation can obtain is that of being a peacemaker (Isaiah 52:7 Isaiah 52:7How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that said to Zion, Your God reigns!
American King James Version×). Gaining and holding on to peace is a daunting task with few that have succeeded for any length of time.
Jesus Christ offers peace to humans even while they live in this world (John 14:27 John 14:27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
American King James Version×). He also offers an everlasting peace that will come about through His return and the enforcement of peace (Isaiah 9:6-7 Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
American King James Version×). Most people want peace, but it is illusive and often distant. Being a peacemaker in this world asks a great deal of us. Patience, longsuffering, kindness, understanding and opportunity are just some of the needs. It is not a position of weakness to be branded as a person who loves peace. Strive to be a peacemaker—it is a calling of the highest order.