“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers,
Peacemakers are instruments of peace. This does not relate to those with a peaceable disposition but to those who take active steps to make peace; they are makers of peace.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Jas 3:18
Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 1 Pe 3:11
for they shall be called sons of God.
Peacemakers carry the image of God as His children. God is the God of peace and those who bear His name turn into peacemakers. God is the One who calls peacemakers “sons of God.” There is something about being a son of God that produces peace between rivals.
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Heb 13:21
Peacemakers diffuse difficulties among interpersonal relationships.
A value of Christianity is to help people at odds with one another find harmony with each other. Many love peace but few make peace. Most of us prefer to evade conflict. A peacemaker faces issues head on; he is active, not passive toward issues.
Some are trouble-makers, not peacemakers, and are at the heart of conflict. We see this in society in general and in the local church itself. We need those who can reconcile quarrels in churches. Christians at peace with God (Ro 5:1) make peace because they reflect the God of peace. They have a “blessed” quality about them.
God’s standard is for us to live at peace with one another, but it is not always possible to peaceably with some people. They are simply irreconcilable.
Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another. Mk 9:50
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Ro 12:18