BOOK OF GOD'S PROMISES
Dealing with Conflict
J. Stephen Lang
-- Where there are two human beings, there is the potential
for fighting. Part of the human condition is that people do quarrel.
And some of the bitterest fights are between people who are closest
-- husband and wife, parent and child, siblings, longtime friends,
... even fellow Christians.
The Bible has a lot to say about the sources of conflicts and
how to squelch them.
Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love covers all offenses.
Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
A hot-tempered person starts fights and gets into all kinds of
He will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves,
who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds.
You are still controlled by your own sinful desires. You are
jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn't that
prove you are controlled by your own desires? You are acting like
people who don't belong to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:3
See also Hate, Peace.
The Book of God's Promises -- Copyright, 1999 by J.
Stephen Lang. All rights reserved, used with permission.
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