Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, describes and identifies characteristics of a Christian who is seeking life as a disciple.
In Matthew 5:9, Jesus is stating that ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God’. It means that those who put their faith in Him and actively pursue peacemaking will receive the eternal reward of being called children of God, as they reflect the Father's character of peace and unity.
The peacemakers are called children of God simply because they have been given new hearts through Jesus and are reflecting the peace of God as they are made more and more like Him. Their eternal reward for following Jesus and emulating the peace of Christ is to be welcomed into the family of God.
Let's pursue peacemaking and receive the eternal reward of being called children of God.