Live in Peace - June 24, 2024

We used to have a backyard trampoline. One afternoon all three of our girls were bouncing on it. Like all siblings, they don’t always get along. But for some reason, that afternoon they were one another’s biggest fans. When one jumped, the other two applauded. My chest swelled with pride. After a few moments, you know what I did? I joined them. I couldn’t resist. Their alliance pleased me.

Our alliance pleases Christ. Jesus promised, “When two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there” (Matthew 18:20). Do you desire power of Jesus in your life? Paul said in Romans 12:18 that it will come as you “do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.” Work through your conflicts. Forgive offenses. Resolve disputes. Scripture says, “Always keep yourselves united in the Holy Spirit, bind yourselves together with peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

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