The scripture for today, May 9, is Matthew 5:9 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.”
Jesus, the only begotten Son of God (Christians are adopted sons) was a peacemaker. He came to earth to help us make peace with God. After all, “all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23). It only takes one sin to be a sinner. And God cannot dwell with sin. What was the solution?
Romans 6:23 says the wages of sin is death. In Old Testament times, God let people kill a perfect animal in their place. But they kept having to do it. Finally, Jesus came to earth and lived that perfect life that is impossible for us to live ~ the perfect lamb of God ~ then he allowed himself to take our punishment for our (not his) sins and be killed in our place. His was the final sacrifice. Now, by following Jesus, God adopts us and makes us his children. Jesus was a peacemaker between God and man.
You, too, can be peacemakers. You can help people be at peace with themselves. You can help them be at peace with each other. And you can help them be at peace with God. Thereby, you can share in what God’s begotten Son was ~ a peacemaker.