“Continually pursue peace with everyone, and the sanctification without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.”
– Hebrews 12:14
The Greek word used here for pursue is “dioko,” which means to follow, pursue, to hunt. Peace is a word that makes us feel like we can just sit back and relax, right? It seems passive and does not sound like it requires much from us, but this verse tells a different story. It tells us that if we want to have peace with God and with man, we need to literally hunt it down. We have to actively search for it and obtain it.
When my brother goes hunting for deer he has to get a tag. This tag means he can shoot one single deer legally and claim it as his own. If he goes hunting for deer and sees a bear in the distance, does he know the difference? Yes, he absolutely does. Should he shoot the bear if he doesn’t have a bear tag? No, definitely not. Pay close attention to what you find while you are searching for peace because you don’t want to make the wrong choices just because you were tired, bored or lazy. The point is, we all seek after peace in our own way. Continue hunting for peace, and when you find it in the different situations you face, you will know for sure.
What are you seeking peace for in your life?
How can you pursue peace more in this area?
Confession for today: “I will seek after peace today in whatever situations I face and I will not accept counterfeit peace.”
Believing with you,