Peace with Enemies

Proverbs 16:7

When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

There are people we encounter in life who make enemies everywhere they turn.  Those who can be around them endure out of fear or hope to ride their way to success on the coattails of another.  We don’t like to be around such people but we encounter them most places we go, even in some churches.

On the other hand there are people who we can’t help but like even if we don’t agree with them all of the time.  They are always polite even when expressing a different point of view.  This is the way we are to live as Christians.

We are to live our lives to get noticed.  This doesn’t mean wearing Christian t-shirts and have Christian slogans on our bumper stickers.  Those things are fine but our life has to back them up.

We are going to be different from the rest of the world when we live our lives in a manner that is pleasing to God.  And our enemies will take notice that we don’t fight back the way others do.  They will lose the urge to fight when we shower them with kindness.  

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