Bible Studies

Minimizing Conflict

by Anonymous

We all know that some conflict is inevitable, but what does Scripture say about it?

In Proverbs 26:17 (NLT used throughout), we find some interesting information, “Yanking a dog’s ears is as foolish as interfering in someone else’s argument.” Have you ever been in the middle of an argument between two people and could see both sides of the issue while the two arguers could not? Be careful! Stepping in to mediate could backfire.

In Roman’s 12:18, we see that we are to do our part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible. This really does mean everyone, not just between people who share the same beliefs. We are Yahweh’s ambassadors and are expected to set the right example to the world. What a bad reflection on Yahweh it is when Believers act in unrighteous ways!

Check out Ephesians 4:3, which reads, “Always keep yourself united in the Holy Spirit, and bind yourselves together with peace.”

And finally read Matthew 5:9 which tells us, “Yahweh blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of Yahweh.”