2 Cor. 13:11 (HCSB) - "Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be restored, be encouraged, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you."
Okay - here we have a present command. And again, we are commanded to make it happen. It is our task to cultivate or keep peace, to be at peace with others. You know, I think sometimes it would be easier for me to do the dental work on myself I spoke of earlier.
God restore,God encourages, we must make harmony and peace. Takes a lot of work. Some of us are easy to get along with - however others make this a real challenge. One thing - this command does not rely upon what others are doing. We are each commanded to do this - in spite of what others are doing. Talk about a real challenge!
However, the rewards for seeking to fulfill all five of these commands is - "the God of love and peace will be with you." God's Presence. Makes it all worth it.
Today - seek to be at peace with your fellow man. Seek in the coming days to fulfill all five of these commands. The reward is awesome.
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