To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.
When we talk about making peace, it’s important to understand that doesn’t imply we are always calm, happy, or even emotionally detached from a situation. Peacemakers understand that finding peace with God comes to us as an act of grace—something His children receive as a gift, free and undeserved. They recognize that their efforts toward goodwill and harmony are possible only because of His love. And that the work of reconciliation can’t be done in their own strength.
As we wait for Jesus to return, He invites to join Him in the work of making peace in the world. Paul said it this way: “Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1). The grace that reconciles us to God is the same grace we are called to extend to others (Col. 3:12-14).
Think about it
•Are you able to recognize God’s grace in your own life? How does it equip you to seek reconciliation?
• What are some ways you can extend grace in your relationships or community?