WARRIOR – MILITANT CHRISTIAN AND SOMETHING CALLED PEACE
It seems some people are just allergic to peace and quiet. If there is no noise and ruckus greeting their presence, then something is wrong. They begin to feel like a fish on land.
One of my friends got me stuck on a phrase which at best I can only roughly translate to “You love quarreling even if you claim not to be a fighter”. It sounds better in pidgin, but is likely less pungent in English.
Some people are just overly aggressive. They might term it as being Alpha, Domineering, Militant, Bossy, No-Nonsense Taking, Hyper or any other fancy name, but in truth, they are ungentlemanly and unladylike, abrasive, disrespectful, impatient, and leave everyone they meet with a bad impression or/and a hurt.
Other than the time Jesus cleansed the temple, with a whip in hand, you never find him being Aggressive anywhere else in the Bible. Even when Nebuchadnezzar saw him “chilling” in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, his and their demeanor was calm.
Steven seeing Jesus at the right hand of the Father, Paul hearing Christ’s voice on the way to Damascus; both experiences, despite how different the background was, were still epitomes of classical experiences with the Prince of Peace.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,”. The Peace there is both received and given.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Here it is received.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” This is a Peace you give out. Beginning at your family, extending to your friends, and inexcusably inclusive of your neighbor. At work, church, home, road, anywhere.
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