Posted by: the warrioress | September 11, 2013

September 11, 2013

On September 11, 2013, let’s remember the loss of so many on this same day in 2001, by a willingness to truly open ourselves up to the “Gospel of Peace” offered us by the son of God Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ.

How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace

 Romans 10:15

Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword (Mt 26:52)

The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses. (2 Co 10:4)

What is the cause of wars and fighting among you? is it not in your desires which are at war in your bodies? 2 You are burning with desire, and have not your desire, so you put men to death; you are full of envy, and you are not able to get your desire, so you are fighting and making war; you have not your desire, because you do not make request for it. (James 4.1-2)

Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not. . . . Render to no man evil for evil. . If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world… Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” But if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing you shall heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12. 14)

See that none render unto any one evil for evil; but always follow after that which is good, one toward another, and toward all. (1 Thess 5:15)

Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.

Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth. God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he’s asked; but he turns his back on those who do evil things. (1 Pet 3: 8-12)

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