The Lord has gifted his church with many wise and faithful guides to God’s truth. In our continuing series on biblical prayer, we will look at the sixteenth-century reformer John Calvin’s teaching on prayer and how we are to pray as the way we exercise faith and receive God’s benefits each day.
The Lord Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matt. 5:9). James, too, affirms the importance of peacemaking within the church. But peacemaking is often replaced by two common counterfeits: “peace-faking” and “peace-breaking.” Only the Lord Jesus can enable us to pursue genuine peacemaking for his glory and our good.
Not every believer possesses every spiritual gift or strength, but every believer has access to the wisdom of God. Through the grace of Jesus Christ, God enables us to reject the world’s counterfeit wisdom and receive true wisdom from heaven that produces a life of righteousness and peace.