July 28 Peaceful Relationships

Live peaceably with all men.

Romans 12:18

By definition, a peaceful relationship cannot be one–sided. You must do your part to make sure that your side of a relationship is right. Your inner desire, with God’s help, should be to live in peace with everyone, even the most sinful, hard-to-get-along–with people.

Short of compromising the Word of God, you ought to extend yourself to great lengths to build peaceful bridges to those who persecute you and hate you. If you set aside any grudge or bitterness and from the heart completely forgive your enemies, you can honestly seek reconciliation with them.[1]

[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 229). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

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