..The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Being that this is year is relatively new and believers are encouraged to make a renewed commitment to Sow Seeds of Righteousness. This can and will be accomplished by having the mind of Christ while employing and using the wisdom of God. This is because true wisdom comes from God. Believers are encouraged to seek and use godly wisdom in all that we do.
Having godly wisdom and His peace we as believers seek peace in every trying situation. Having a peaceful heart is allowing the peace of God to rule our hearts; in doing so believers are emulating God's peace and when the world sees peace, then it will have a positive affect.
It is noteworthy to say that as believers we sow seeds of righteousness which replaces bitterness, envy, strife, self interest and selfish ambitious (v.14), instead promotes the unity of peace as there is one Lord, one faith and one baptism operating in the Spirit of God, which is in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4: 3-5).
There is no righteousness other than that of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and all believers are the righteous of Him. Christ took our unrighteous to the cross with Him and brought us forth in righteous on Resurrection (Sunday) morning. Thank God He did.
That said, all believers are the righteous of Christ and are to present our bodies as sacrifices of righteous (Romans 12:1).
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