“Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”
Psalms 34:14 (NLT)
Who said peace is easy? Anyone can be at peace when there aren’t any enemies. Peace can be maintained with the right amount of isolation. If we can just stay away from people, we could make it. But what if we are the trouble maker? What if we stir up everything because we want things our way? David said that we were to turn away from evil. If we want peace, then we have to let go of our selfish ambitions. Instead, we are admonished to do good to others. And when peace alludes us, we are to search for it. We need to seek for it like we would a buried treasure. Peace is priceless and worth searching for. Finally, we are to work hard at maintaining the peace that we do have. This means turning the other cheek, preferring others over our own self, doing to others in the way we want to be treated. It means praying for peace. Seeking God and asking for His wisdom, understanding and courage. God is love. He is all about peace. Today, seek peace with all your heart, work hard at it.
Father, thank You that You desire us to be at peace. Help me today to be at peace with You and all those around me.
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