Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God.
Did you ever have that friend that his/her temper went from 0 to 60 in less than a second and their mouth engaged in less time than their temper? Yea, that is not being a peacemaker and hopefully your friend was not a Christian engaging in that type of behavior. The word of God does say be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger (James 1:19). Then there is that friend that is real laid back, kind of quite and when tempers start to flare, they start trying to calm everyone down. That is your peacemaker, and they are blessed as the above verse shows us.
Jesus said, “peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you” (John 14:27). It is the peace that Jesus gave us that creates that calm, tranquil spirit within us. A spirit that has peace will be a peacemaker. Why? Because a peaceful person does not like all the drama, so they do everything to avoid it, and if confronted with it, will do their best to defuse the situation and keep everyone calm. So today, practice being quick to listen, slow to speak your mind, and of course slow to anger. The more you make a conscious effort to practice that, the more you will find that you are at peace within yourself and at peace with others and will make a “best effort” to be a peacemaker when given the opportunity.