What Does It Mean to Be a Peacemaker?
The ultimate peacemakers has nothing to do with this world. Consider our favorite beggar Lazarus.(Luke 16:19-22.) Lazarus was an absolute peacemaker. He made absolutely no trouble for anyone, he simply sat and begged for food. But he had no strength to fend off the the dogs that licked his sores, and much less strength than to steal or otherwise mutilate the laws of the world to obtain his way. Lazarus had no desires, and therefore had nothing to cause strife over.
Of course, we can't be thinking about peace in terms of familial matters. Jesus said,
No, Lazarus was a peacemaker because he showed others that they too could be at peace as he was. He was not truly concerned for the customs of his day, nor for the demands of the world. He couldn't have been, because he was a beggar.
This peace is very different from the peace of the world. Jesus said,
What Does It Mean to Be a Child of God? Back to Top ↑
The children of God are those resurrected into eternal life. As Jesus said,
Additionally, we become the Son of God's brother or sister when we do the will of his Father.(Matthew 12:49-50.) And if the son of God is our brother, then of course we are children of God as well. And since we have to do the will of God to obtain this familial relationship, we are also granted entrance into the kingdom of Heaven.(Matthew 7:21.)
To be one of the these three things means you are also the other two as well: A child of resurrection, a child of God, in the kingdom of Heaven. These three things have the same requirement for obtainment. As such, you cannot have one without having another.
So if you're a child of God, then you have entered into the kingdom of God and will be granted eternal life through the resurrection. This is the will of God as stated by Jesus,
Why Shall the Peacemakers Be Called the Children of God? Back to Top ↑
Because the peacemakers only cause peace through doing the will of God. Because they desire for nothing on this world, they cause no strife with anyone. This both makes them peacemakers and the children of God.