Greetings and felicitations. What type of an atmosphere do you carry with you?
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:18) The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. We must always sow [any kind of seed] in an atmosphere of harmony, reconciliation, and goodwill.
Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Heb 12:11) Chastening is linked to the fruit of righteousness! Isn’t that a surprise? Chastening is correction, and correction yields fruit when we have allowed ourselves to be trained (or changed) by it. We receive a deep sense of peace as well as divine fruit when we submit to the Lord’s loving correction.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we carry peace within us at all times; and we should sow words of peace, as well. This is fitting because Jesus is the Prince of Peace. (Isa. 9:6)
The Spirit of wisdom would suggest that we yield to a human opponent or antagonist, because in James 3:17, the Word says heavenly wisdom is pure and peaceable!
We must allow our actions to be guided by the Holy Spirit who lives within each one of us The Lord has given us the fruit of the Spirit. (Gal 5:22) Peace is a fruit of the spirit, and since we have peace within each one of us, we must:
- sow (spread, plant, scatter) peace and
- make (create, formulate, generate, produce) peace.
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18) To reconcile means to reunite people to each other or to resolve disagreements among people. As believers, we should be dedicated to peacemaking and reconciliation, as well as forgiving those who have injured or offended us.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18) Carry an atmosphere of peace, sow peace, and allow peace to reign in your hearts at all times, because we are empowered by the Prince of Peace.
God bless you!