Re:Verse passage – James 3:13-18 (day seven)
And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. vs 18
Depending on what translation of the Bible you use, the english word “peace” shows up over 300 times. Some translations even have it over 400 times. What should that show us? Peace is important to God. Among some of these references, God is described as “the God of Peace” (Romans 16:20). We are promised His peace will guard our hearts when we are anxious (Philippians 4:7). In our passage today, we see that the byproduct of heavenly wisdom is peace (James 3:18). Scripture is clear that God is the source of peace, and those who are near to Him exude His peace.
The enemy thrives in conflict. Our world seems to thrive on conflict too, but God has given us the tools to be peacemakers to the conflict we are immersed in, we need only to draw near to Him.