If Possible…Live Peaceably With All

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. – Romans 12:18


Commentary

12:18 as it depends on you. Strive for peace with everyone…Heb 12:14. But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Matt 5:39-41. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psa 34:14.


Illustrated

Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war! Psa 120:7

Woe is me, my mother, that you bore me, a man of strife and contention to the whole land! I have not lent, nor have I borrowed, yet all of them curse me. – Jeremiah 15:10