Seek and pursue peace! 

Third in a series on peace from God’s word.

God repeatedly commands His people to seek and pursue peace.

“Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.” Psalms‬ ‭34:14‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬
“So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭14:19‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:15‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:11‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:13‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“Pursue peace with all men,…” Hebrews‬ ‭12:14
God promises to bless those who seek and pursue peace.

“Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:37‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:20‬ ‭NASB‬‬
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9 NASB
“And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” ‭‭James‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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