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Strive for peace with everyone
and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
I love when the word strive is used in the bible.
The word itself doesn't mean to do anything other than to try vigorously.
It makes me think of a way of doing art with toddlers...
"process not product."
God is not telling us in Hebrews 12:14 to live in peace with everyone.
He's telling us to try as hard as we can for peace with everyone.
He knows that we will not be able to have peace with everyone
but he also knows that if we strive for peace, every moment, every day,
then we will see the Lord in every moment as well.