WIGGLESWORTH: Being a peacemaker
From the book, Smith Wigglesworth Devotional published
by Whitaker House, 1999.
"Of all the things God intends for us to be, He intends
for us to be peacemakers. I won’t find a Scripture to
help me make this point any better than Matthew 5:23-24.
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and
there remember that your brother has something against
you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go
your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then
come and offer your gift.
Most Christians are satisfied with the first meaning of
this passage, but the second meaning is deeper. Most
people believe it is perfectly right, if you have
offended another , to go to that person and say, "Please
forgive me. and you win your brother when you take that
part. But this is much deeper than getting your own
side right to go and get his side right by forgiving him
of all that he has done.
That will be your stepping tone to very rich grace in
the areas of keeping the "unity of the Spirit in the
bond of peace." ... The bond of peace is an inward bond
between you and another child of God. Oh glory to God!
Thought for today: God wants us to have a pure love, a
love that always helps someone else at its own expense."
(End Smith Wigglesworth quote)