Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.Hebrews 12:14
Peace for the World
God‘s desire is for us to live in peace with one another and unified with one spirit, living for him. When we let even a little dissension come between us, we begin to destroy what God has built up. It is not always easy to live in peace with one another, but it is necessary to be able to live a holy life. You cannot have holiness apart from God‘s peace that He gives. If you try to live a holy life, but are angry with your brother in Christ, then the holiness will be fake. Others will notice that it is fake and not real.
Part of having peace in your life is accepting Christ’s forgiveness and also forgiving those around you. If Christ could forgive you and all of your many sins, then you can forgive someone else for something they have done. It takes perseverance, and seeking out the Lord to help you forgive someone else. Forgiveness will lead to peace with one another which will then lead to unity in the body of Christ. If the body of Christ is not unified, then the world will not be able to see Christ in us. So lean on the Father and ask Him to help you forgive those who have wronged you. Then, and only then, will you find peace.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for the peace that only you can give. Help me forgive my brothers and sisters in Christ and those who have wronged me. Help me live a holy life. Amen.