BE A RECONCILER
MAIN TEXT: Matthew 5:23-24
Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come back and offer your gift.
Hebrews 12:14 – Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.
A reconciler is someone that makes people become friends again after an a quarrel or disagreement. A reconciler is also a peacemaker who delights in being at peace with people and to see others live in peace. Being a reconciler is an attribute every believer should possess and manifest. This is the character of Jesus Christ and as born again Christians we should portray this character in our neighborhood, work place and schools
Whenever we see neighbors who are quarreling and no more in good terms, we should prayerfully discover a way to reconciler them together because you are carrying light and darkness should not be seen around you. When we succeed to reconciler them, they can through that reconcile with Jesus Christ and become born again. There are also those who claim to be born again but they are quarreling with everything and everybody around them, our duty is to pray for them and remind them the mind of God about malice and revenge.
Our main text today, shows us that God is more interested in our hearts than our gifts. We cannot bribe God with our gifts when we are not at peace with ourselves and fellow neighbors.
BE A PEACEMAKER AND NOT A TROUBLEMAKER
PRAYER: Father Lord, help me to be a peacemaker anywhere I am. Heal me of the wounds in my heart in Jesus nameBY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.