Saturday, May 6, 2017

Peace Is Perfection

          The promotion of tranquility in our world is a quint-essential facet of our daily lives. However, human beings have the inherent tendency to act contrary to the principles of peace by provoking other people to anger and despair. As a result of our fallen nature, the Lord Jesus Christ became incarnate so that He could enter into this world to make the perfect, final propitiatory oblation to God the Father for the eternal life of sinners. Because of the sacrificial work of His only begotten Son, God has appointed all members of His church to be ambassadors to spread the good news, which encompasses the universal call to holiness. Some plant the seeds of conversion; others water to provide spiritual nourishment for weak souls. But God is the One who is causing the growth on the Foundation of the Christian religion, which is the Lord Jesus Christ. The reflection question that we need to pose to ourselves is, "What measures can we take to promote peace across the globe?" We can promote peace in this world by spreading the message of salvation to the lost world and by revealing clemency to those who wrong us.

          Giving others a competent apprehension of the character of the Lord Jesus Christ through reasoning with the Scriptures will indeed stimulate their knowledge of Him as being the Prince of Peace. Christ taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. He has also instructed all Christians to love their enemies. We have been called to love the Lord our God with all of our mind and all of our heart. He has given us freedom, equality, and rights. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross to make atonement for human iniquity. We should emulate His example by giving up ourselves for other people who are in need. When we serve others, we are also serving Jesus Christ because we are adhering to His commandments. If more people were informed about the moral precepts of the Lord our God and learned how to spiritually consume them, then they would assemble to grow the seeds of holiness with the soil of the gospel. The support beam of peace is mercy. The foundation of peace is mercy. The two concepts are inseparable because they both presuppose the existence of each other. Peace and mercy spring forth from the fountain of love. In order to maintain a tranquil world, we must always find ways to become reconciled with each other in any given scenario. We promote peace by preaching because the heart of the gospel pumps on the Blood of Peace.

          We must choose to be merciful as the Lord Jesus Christ repeatedly instructed us. It is vital for us to always reveal clemency, whether we be insulted by curse words or physically injured by enemies. Us repaying evil for evil never works because of the continual intensifying of hatred, jealousy, grudges, wrath, and bitterness. If people refuse to be reconciled with each other because of vituperative actions or words, then such disputes will eventually infect the minds of different people. Quite simply, the world cannot operate without peace. How can the human populace continue to thrive, if the entire world is in a constant state of war and anarchy? If everybody in this world was unable to learn how to accept an apology, the true meaning of, or what constitutes a genuine apology, then life on earth as we know it would experience an abrupt demise because a house divided against itself cannot stand. Anarchy only results in disorder. Only through peace can we see things in life clearly. It therefore helps us to maintain a sense of rationality. Life makes sense because of peace. Having peace is a commandment of the Lord our God. Jesus Christ is merciful to us when we implore His mercy through our prayers. Mercy is an underlying component of peace, and is a built on the foundation of lovingkindness.     

          Promoting peace is a paramount aspect of Christian ministry. In fact, it is an absolutely essential element for human survival. Consequently, we need to ask ourselves how we can promote global peace. We also need to know how to maintain a state of peace. We can do these things by preaching the gospel of everlasting life to lost sinners, reflecting on the moral principles taught therein, and by being merciful to those who work to harm our self-esteem. Helping others view the Lord Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace would equip them with the knowledge necessary for growing the seeds of His teachings in the minds of open, inquisitive people. We must be merciful as Jesus Christ taught us to be, even if people continually work to hurt us physically or mentally.

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