QTVOTD: Righteousness and Peace are Connected…

Today was a rough day. Marianne is not feeling well and spent 4 hours at the WalkIn waiting to be seen only to discover she has a ‘Secondary Virus’ that she received no prescription for to treat. I had the “Littlest” and then had to organize pickups of the bigger kids at 2 different schools all while trying to be on work calls. God is good and helped everything work and get done. So thankful!

James 3:18 [AMP]
And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God’s will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].

Today’s verse finishes up the section on wisdom. The amplified really amplifies this verse but is so good about really getting to the spirit of James’s remarks. Righteousness (living by Gods will and purposes in our life) and peace go hand in hand. I love the idea that the reaping of righteousness is sown in peace. Peace planted begets righteousness. When I think about it, righteousness is framed in and born from a mind that pursues peace. I’m still consuming this one.

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