‘Prince of Peace’ Brings Division?
No one likes tension or conflicts. We are also taught to be tolerant instead of judgmental for disputable matters. Certainly, peace and harmony are desirable. However, there is something more important than harmony and unity, especially in the critical matter concerning life and death; blessing and curse. Eternal reconciliation with God is more vital than temporary peace! Thus, Jesus brings us His redemption on the cross, and together with that, division — division between those who accept His salvation and those who do not believe in Him. To the ones who receive Him, Jesus brings them everlasting peace, yet His children must be prepared for the opposition that comes from the division, and also be mindful not to deepen the offense of the gospel with their own human flaws.