Through the “beatitudes” that Jesus taught to His disciples, we learn about the godly characteristics which the Lord Jesus demonstrates in His own life, and the promised rewards to those who demonstrate these characteristics in their individual lives.
He is still working these (beatitudes) into the lives of His disciples today by His transforming power, and the sanctification of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5: 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.”
In the world we learn the “art of war.” We learn to vanquish our enemies, and win the battle with superior firepower. We learn to overcome others in our relationships by manipulating, coercing and arguing to get our way. These attitudes and behaviors cause breakdowns in all of our relationships and bring conflict rather than peace. Jesus and His disciples teach us a different way which brings reconciliation and healing for His people.
Rom 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Rom 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Eph. 4:3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Hbr. 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Jam 3:18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
As sons of God (through Jesus Christ) we are learning to be peacemakers offering the world reconciliation to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.