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Pursue Peace With Everyone
Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God, and that no root of bitterness springs up to cause trouble and defile many. (Hebrews 12:14-15)
The Bible says in Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” When you are at peace with God this will allow you to be at peace with those around you. God calls you to forgive others, just like you have been forgiven. Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.” When you have trouble forgiving someone, you will develop bitterness against them. God knows that bitterness can not only cause you trouble, but it will also defile your relationship with others. In conclusion, pursue peace with others by keeping your mind on the Lord and forgiving others, just like He has forgiven you. ~ Jeff M Newman
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(Image by Michael Lämmli on Unsplash. Francois Peron National Park, Australia. New King James Version - Isaiah 26:3. Berean Study Bible.)