Wouldn’t it be great to have a backup plan for peace? To have a strategy in our toolbox that could help us with any stressful conflicts with the enemy? Apparently, there is a way to plan for peace: good habits.
In Proverbs 16:7, Solomon offers: “When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even His enemies to be at peace with him.” Often in Scripture, the word ways can me habits, methods, or ways of doing things. And if these “ways” are pleasing to the LORD, He steps in with a principle of peace. There are two ways to view this. 1) A natural consequence of having pleasing habits will diffuse the attacks of any enemy in our lives. 2) God overtly works in the lives of people with good habits, rebuking their enemies and adding peace to their lives.
We all have enemies. Some are internal and nebulous. Others are external, real, and obvious. These enemies are hostile, living in opposition to our goals and dreams, and negative. So, Solomon is offering that if my habits, methods, and ways of doing things please the LORD, I can see the attacks of my enemies slow down, lessen, or cease altogether. So, my plan for peace? Maintaining good habits.
Do I have a plan for peace in my life? Do you? Have we considered the benefits of daily, good, positive habits? Ways, those dependable habits that please the LORD, can result in peace in our lives.