Matthew 5:9 - Blessed Are The Peacemakers.

Matthew 5:9 (KJV) Blessed are the 
peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of 

Matthew 5:9 (NLT) God blesses those who work 
for peace, for they will be called the children 
of God.   


Peacemakers. The Hebrew equivalent of the 
Greek eirene, is shalom, meaning 
completeness, soundness, prosperity, 
condition of well-being, peace. [SDA Bible 

Peacemakers Those who actively work to bring 
about peace and reconciliation where there is 
hatred and enmity. [Holmans Bible Dictionary] 


Christ is "the Prince of Peace" (Isaiah 
9:6), and it is His mission to restore to earth 
and heaven the peace that sin has broken. "Being 
justified by faith, we have peace with God through our 
Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1. Whoever consents 
to renounce sin and open his heart to the love 
of Christ, becomes a partaker of this heavenly 
peace.  There is no other ground of peace than 
this. The grace of Christ received into the heart, 
subdues enmity; it allays strife and fills the soul 
with love. He who is at peace with God and his 
fellow men cannot be made miserable. Envy will not 
be in his heart; evil surmisings will find no 
room there; hatred cannot exist. The heart that 
is in harmony with God is a partaker of the 
peace of heaven and will diffuse its blessed 
influence on all around. The spirit of peace will rest 
like dew upon hearts weary and troubled with 
worldly strife.  Christ's followers are sent to the 
world with the message of peace. Whoever, by the 
quiet, unconscious influence of a holy life, shall 
reveal the love of Christ; whoever, by word or 
deed, shall lead another to renounce sin and yield 
his heart to God, is a peacemaker. MB27-28 


   You long for it. We all do. It's that 
state of peace, wholeness, contentment, and 
completion - a sense that everything is right in your 
world. We spend much of our lives trying to arrange 
it, plan for it, pay for it, and pursue it 
however else we can. Why? Because this Hebrew 
concept of shalom - a word we often translate as 
"peace - is what we were made for. We were created 
for fullness of life. 
   That's essentially what Jesus was talking 
about when He promised abundant life, and it's at 
the heart of what He's talking about here. Yes, 
peacemakers help reduce conflict and bring people 
together, but the bigger concept of shalom is surely 
behind this Beatitude. Blessed are those who make 
shalom, who seek restoration and wholeness in their 
lives, the lives of others, and the world at large. 
Shalom is a Kingdom pursuit because it's in the 
heart of the King. He wants us all to be well. 
   Most of us understand that instinctively. 
We know the world is not as it should be, and 
neither are our own lives. We desperately long for 
the satisfaction and fullness of a restored, 
abundant life. And we're pretty good about seeking it 
for ourselves. But Jesus' blessing goes beyond 
ourselves. The true seekers of shalom, the peacemakers 
who will be happy, are those who have a global 
focus. They pray for God's Kingdom of shalom to 
come here on earth, just as it is in heaven. They 
seek the Kingdom culture everywhere. 
   Shalom is the prevailing climate in God's 
Kingdom. People who thrive on conflict, 
contentiousness, criticism, cynicism, angst, and all other 
anti-shalom attitudes can't experience it. But if we are 
among those who seek it - if we are true 
peacemakers of this world who cultivate wholeness, 
harmony, and abundance - we will be blessed, entirely 
happy, and called the children of God. 
Shalom-makers partner with God to transform lives and 
advance the Kingdom culture. We reflect the heart of 
our Father so thoroughly that we become vessels 
of His shalom everywhere. [The One Year Heaven 
On Earth Devotional by Chris Tiegreen] 

A Different Kind of Peacemaker
   In the past four thousand years on our 
planet, there have been less than 300 years without 
a major war somewhere. Someone has even 
described peace as that glorious moment in history 
when everyone stops to reload. 
   Were a people in constant conflict. 
James wrote, Where do wars and fights come from 
among you? Do they not come from your desires for 
pleasure that war in your members? (James 4:1 
   Jesus said, Blessed are the 
peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God 
(Matthew 5:9 NKJV). 
   This is something that most everyone 
would applaud. Yes, blessed are the 
peacemakers, we say. Lets work for peace. Lets 
march for peace. 
   However, Jesus wasnt really talking 
about world peace here, though we all want world 
   In context this verse primarily means, 
Blessed are those who have seen themselves as they 
really are: Sinners without a Savior, humble and 
meek, hungering and thirsting after righteousness. 
Blessed are those who have a single focus on God and 
want others to come into the same relationship 
with Him because theyre bringing the message 
of the Prince of Peace. 
   The Bible says, How beautiful are the 
feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who 
bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 
10:15 NKJV). 
   Yet know this: peacemakers are often 
troublemakers. For example, maybe youre the only 
Christian in your family. But then one day you became 
a Christian and wrecked it all. You ruined 
everything. Your family was in a dark place, you just 
turned on the light, and everyone noticed it. 
   Just hang in there and keep following the 
Lord. Pretty soon another family member will come 
to Christ and then another. And before you know 
it, youll be a Christian family because 
Christ intervened. 
   A happy or blessed person will be a 
peacemaker. [Greg Laurie from Harvest Ministries; 


   When I think of peacemakers, I think of 
ambassadors and diplomats. I'm neither. In fact, on a 
recent trip to babysit our three grandchildren, I 
struggled to negotiate whose turn it was to pick a 
story or which child got to play with a special 
   But Jesus spoke of peace in a different 
way: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give 
you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do 
not let your hearts be troubled and do not be 
afraid" (John 14:27, NIV). 
   He calls me to notice the troubled and 
fearful hearts around me and bring people the true 
source of peace: Himself. The world will continue 
to be full of conflict until His return, and if 
I focus on that, I can grow discouraged. 
Conflict and tension can arise between countries but 
also in my interpersonal relationships. As I 
learned while babysitting, making peace can be an 
exhausting effort. Yet I can still offer comfort and 
hope to people - at home or in the world - who 
are wounded. I can seek justice for those who 
are oppressed and remind others that Jesus 
offers peace the world cannot give. 
   In fact, sometimes I need to speak peace 
to my own troubled thoughts and remind myself 
to look to Jesus. Today I want to walk in His 
peace that surpasses understanding, ready to share 
it with others. Sharon Hinck 
   Faith Step: Do you have a friend who 
needs peace - from her own anxiety or a difficult 
relationship? Find a way to be a loving presence and 
reflect the peace of Christ today. [Mornings With 
Jesus 2022 Devotional by Guideposts and 


Matthew 5:9 - What Is A Peacemaker.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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