When Peace Isn’t Possible
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:18)
The Scripture says, “IF it is possible, live at peace with everyone.” Sadly, sometimes it’s just not possible.
Sometimes, when we stand for truth and righteousness, we get labeled “troublemakers” instead of “peacemakers.” When this happens, we stand in the company of great prophets like Elijah, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.
After Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” He said, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness.” We must be careful not to disrupt peace unless we are genuinely standing for God’s righteousness.
This distinction is important because people who stir up dissension often try to give the impression that they’re only standing for truth and righteousness. But often it is their interpretation of truth and righteousness that they are using to drive wedges between people and to win people’s loyalties to themselves!