Another unfavorable trait of our fallen world involves relationships. Too often a man will view his relationships as only being useful if they bring him some personal benefit. The minute they cease to benefit him they are discarded like yesterday’s trash. This same man will not hesitate for a moment to ruin a relationship between others if he believes that said action will bring him some advantage. In this man’s world strife, discord, and rivalry are virtues. In our Lord’s world they are not.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Our God is clear in his will for our relationships. He desires that we do all that we can, without compromising righteousness and truth, to maintain harmony in our relationships.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
God desires that we work and work hard at nurturing our relationships and maintaining peace, tranquility, and good will between ourselves and others. Focus today on being a peace maker, not a peace breaker.