17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
James says, in verse 17, that God's wisdom is full of many wonderful qualities:
- full of fruit (FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control)
Verse 18 really catches my attention! What does it mean "peacemakers who sow in peace..."?
Are there really peacemakers who do not sow in peace? Maybe, even a mother or two? Is it possible that as mothers we have our own agendas/plans/objectives for doing the "right" thing for our families that we create stress all along the way? GUILTY! Today, His word convicts me to consider how I might do better at being a "peacemaker who sows in peace."