If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone – Romans 12:18 NIV.
It is of great importance that we, as Christians, live at peace and in unity with everyone as far as it concerns us. We ought to live at peace with our neighbors, friends, and even family – even though at times it might be very difficult. It is an undeniable fact that as children of God at times we are provoked, persecuted or even offended without cause. But does this mean that we should avenge or fight for ourselves, that we should cause strife? Not at all.
The word instructs that we should seek and pursue peace as far as it depends on us. in Mathew 5:24, Christ instructs that before one brings an offering to Him and they are not at peace with their fellow brother, they must leave their gift there before the altar, go and be reconciled to their brother; then come and offer the gift. It is important that before you offer or sacrifice anything to God that you are reconciled and are at peace with everyone.
This to me says that God does not accept any offering or sacrifice that comes from a quarrelsome spirit or heart. So, if ever we give or sacrifice something to God without being at peace with anyone, that giving is unacceptable to God. Furthermore, Romans 12 says that the ‘true’ form of worship is when one gives their body to God as a living sacrifice. If you offer even your very own body to Christ as a form of worship without reconciling with your fellow brother, that sacrifice is not acceptable to Him, meaning that you have not even started to ‘truly’ worship God. God’s word says in Psalm 133 that behold how good and how pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity! It further states that if they do the Lord commands His blessing to come upon them. Brethren, let us pursue peace so that we may be made right with GOD.