BOOK OF GOD'S PROMISES
Dealing With Conflict
J. Steven 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.
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.
loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully invites disaster.
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
A hot-tempered person starts fights and gets into all kinds
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.