Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Do you have trouble getting along with people? Do you know that our relationship with our LORD, ourselves and other people are all interconnected; meaning they affect each other?
In our scripture today, Peter is telling us to strive to be at peace with GOD, with ourselves and others!
First, if we’re not at peace with ourselves, we can’t possibly be at peace with others. You can’t give away something you don’t have!
Second, you will never get along with other people if deep down inside you don’t get along with yourself! Many of us have strife inside ourselves which causes us to not be at peace. Instead we continually judge, analyze and criticize ourselves. Keeping a record of all our faults causes us to live under quilt and condemnation!
1 Peter 3:11
Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it and let him do right. Let him search for peace and seek it eagerly (Do not merely desire peaceful relationships with God, with your fellow man and with yourself, but pursue, go after them.}
We cannot just passively wait to feel peaceful. We must pursue GOD’S peace, and let’s refuse to live without it!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation