GOODNEWS DEVOTIONALS NOVEMBER 12 2021 (“Possible Peace”)
The Topic of Goodnews Daily for 12th November 2021 Is “Possible Peace”
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:18
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
There are some people who are, and will be, difficult to deal with. They are by nature cantankerous and seem to thrive where this is discord. No matter what you do or do not do, they find a way to be miserable and to
malign others with their words. Our verse for today alludes to the fact that it is not always possible to live peaceably with everyone. But there is a key that lets us know what part we must play as Christians. First, we must understand something about what it means to live “peaceably.”
Living peaceably means to make peace, to cultivate or keep peace, and to be at or live in peace. The first two meanings require the involvement of at least one other person. The fact is, you can desire peace, but the other person may not. That is why Apostle Paul interjects the key phrase, “as much as lieth in you.” You cannot control what other people do or how they respond to situations. But you have complete control over how you choose to respond. You can always, and without exception, be at peace. It is your nature and right to do so. Misery, they say, loves company. But misery will never be comfortable in the company of those who choose peace.
I love everybody because love is my nature. I do not speak evil of anyone because I refuse to relinquish my power or my peace. No matter what negative words are spoken about me, I will not respond in kind. I refuse to be troubled by the words or actions of others. I choose to live in peace because peace is my inheritance.
John 14:27; Galatians 5:22; 1 Peter 3:11
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