It is not always possible to live for God and to live at peace with all men. But insofar as it is possible, we should strive to do so. We should never delight in conflict and controversy for its own sake but only engage in such when necessary and to defend the truth and live the truth. Christians should be characterized as “people of peace” who are willing to “get along with” others as long as that does not entail denying God.
And we pray:
You, Lord, have reconciled us to Yourself, giving us Your peace. And we know that in the world we shall have tribulation. But let us not be such as refuse to live in peace with others and create needless conflicts. Let our desire for peace with others be a testimony to them of a Spirit-led attitude, Amen.