One day, as I was in the village after school, I saw a mob of excited school children who were standing together. They were watching two kids who were fighting. What do you do when you see people fighting? There might be fights in the family, fights in the neighborhood, fight at work, and fight in the church. Some fights might be physical, while another fight might be emotional, or verbal. You might be involved in the fight or you might see it from a distance.
The common and easy thing to do when you see people fighting is to take a side and support one person against another. Another person may choose to turn a blind eye and say that is none of my business. The other option is to get involved with the people who are fighting and try to make peace between them. When people are fighting, regardless of who wins or loses, both will suffer pains, and sometimes such pains and sufferings will affect the people around them. Helping people to stop fighting, will save them from the pains and suffering and will also save those who could be affected.
When people fight and attack you, you need to try and make peace with them as far as it may be in your ability. Peace might not be achieved all the time but we need to try and make peace. The scripture says “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” (Heb. 12:14 ESV). Those who work for peace and help people solve their differences will be called the sons of God. You should not be excited when you see people fight, even if your enemy is losing the fight. You should not celebrate anybody’s downfall, instead work for peace, love, and happiness for all people.
The bible in Mat 5:9 ESV says “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Be a peacemaker.