Are you a peaceable person?


Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and other good gifts take root: teachableness, forbearance, kindness, contentment, and gratitude for the inexpressible gift, an outlook of charity rather than peevishness. God of peace, make me peaceable. David Powlison

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