When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
When my relationship with God is good “my ways are pleasing to the LORD.” At that point, everything in my life goes better.
It should be noted that my “ways” (actions) being “pleasing to the LORD” is based on me having right attitudes and motives. Right actions alone, apart from appropriate thinking, has never cut it with God.
But, when anyone is doing and thinking right, this verse indicates that God “makes even his enemies live at peace with him.” The LORD has the power and, based on my own choices, will supernaturally move in my life and relationships.
In the Bible “enemies” are those who doesn’t like me, not someone I don’t like. We’re not supposed to have bad attitudes toward others. So, if someone is my enemy, that is their choice, not mine!
This verse suggests that when things are right between God and me, He has the power to make my enemies (plural!) chill out in how they feeling and act toward me. Admittedly, it doesn’t always happen the way I want, or precisely when I want – but He really does move in people’s hearts and lives like this.
It sounds supernatural, and it is! But, if there really is a God, this is the kind of thing we should expect Him to be able to do – and He does!