“Live in peace with one another.” 1 Thessalonians 5:13
A statement that we share all the time at Hope Church is that “Following Jesus is all about relationships!” One of those relationships is the one believers have with one another as God’s family. Before a church is anything else, we are a family. We all know that there are hundreds of different dynamics that exist within the context of a family. Within a family there is responsibility, support, miscommunication, celebration, and sorrow just to name a few. And those dynamics not only exist in our biological families, they also exist in our spiritual family. The dynamic of a family that scripture is highlighting today is that of peace. When a family is functioning correctly, there is a constant pursuit of peace with one another. In the same way, as members of God’s family, when conflict arises, we are to look for every way to pursue peace with one another.
Are you living at peace with your brothers and sisters in Christ? Is there a relationship that God has put on your heart that you need to seek to make right?