Jason Wade, Pharmacist

READ 1 Pet 2:23

As believers, we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, we still have the flesh.  The flesh likes sin. So, we are in a daily battle against it.  In our lives and relationships, we are going to sin against God and others.  No marriage is special and exempt. We will need to seek forgiveness from God and our spouse and grant forgiveness to our spouse when they seek it.  For some couples, the idea of actively seeking and granting forgiveness is desired by one spouse and shunned by the other.

Q: How do I pursue peace if my wife is unwilling?

A: Actively choose to bless your wife.

1 Pet 3:8-12: Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; [9] not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.  [10] For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. [11] Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. [12] For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”    

There are 4 steps to giving a blessing:

1) Keep your “tongue from evil” and your lips “from speaking deceit” (1 Pet 3:10).

2) “Turn away from evil” (verse 11).

3) “Do good” (verse 11).

4) Keep the goal in mind and “seek peace” (verse 11).           

Jesus said in Matthew 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.  Also, in John 14:27: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

You want the right kind of peace in your marriage… the peace that passes all understanding? Trust in the Holy Spirit to help you be a peacemaker in your marriage for the glory of God.

Father, thank You for peace.  Thank You for the blessings You have given me… blessings I have never and will never deserve.  You are such a good God!  Help me to be a blessing and give blessings to the one you have given to me in the covenant of marriage. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Trust in the Holy Spirit to help you be a peacemaker in your marriage for the glory of God. @Real_Momentum App


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