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Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:18)

Expanded Passage: James 3:18

Peacemakers don’t just make peace; they multiply it, and it leads to a harvest of right standing with God. Multiplication is far more powerful than addition in its results. For example, if you were given the choice between choosing $10,000 a day for thirty days versus a penny on day one but the sum you are given doubles every day for thirty days, which would you choose? If you chose the $10,000 a day, you might feel great until day twenty-five when the power of multiplication kicked in and you watched those that chose the second option receive ten million more than you on day thirty! Truly, multiplication is a powerful concept that pays great dividends over time. According to James 3:18, the principle of multiplication is at work with those who sow peace. Sow peace and you will reap a harvest that is exponentially greater than what you sowed, as a harvest of right standing with God.

The world’s way of thinking may tempt you to lose your peace, but we serve the Prince of Peace, Jesus. His peace transcends our circumstances and allows us to live as peacemakers who help others experience peace in our world.

Every day, we have the opportunity to receive his peace and sow it in our world. Are you a peacemaker? May we all receive his peace and multiply it today.

Multiply peace in our world this week and experience his harvest.

Brian D. Bennett is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and currently serves as lead pastor in Vero Beach, Florida. He has published with Wesleyan Publishing House.

© 2024 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.