They Shall be Called Sons of God

A little boy and a little girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “sleep in heavenly beans.”

His sister elbowed him, and said, “No. Not beans, peas!”

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God. The title, “sons of God,” is not about redemption, but about the reward of being called, “sons of God.”  It is not about relationship with God, as sons of God. Rather, it is about the character of God in the peacemaker.[1]

John was called a son of thunder. Judas was called a son of perdition. Barnabas was called a son of encouragement. A peacemaker is called a son of God. It speaks of God’s character of peace in you.

God is the God of grace. He is also the God of peace. If you are a peacemaker, then you are called a son of God. You show the character of the God of peace in you.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Paul wrote in 2 Cor. 5:18-20,

18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.

20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ

How do we become peacemakers or peace ambassadors?

First, admit that you are at war with God.

Second, stop fighting God; surrender your life to God.

Third, receive God’s peace in your heart.

Fourth, announce peace to everyone you have wronged.

Fifth, bring people to God, to be reconciled to God.


[1] Krell, “Grand Reversals.”

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