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Families argue. Why can’t we all just get along? If we are Christians, should we argue with one another, compromise, or stand firm and silent? For all of life’s big questions, we can turn to the Bible. So what does the Bible say about arguing?
God hates discord among His children. What are the reasons behind your argument? Do you really think you are glorifying God through quarreling or are you feeding into sin? Philippians 2:3-4 states; “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” When you argue, are you looking at the best interests of the other person?
Now, are you truly arguing is another question. A discussion of contrasting viewpoints is not an argument. It is a discussion. However, when a discussion turns into an argument, you need to take a step back and remember that God does not like discord among His children. Galatians 5:15 tells us; “If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” We are all brothers and sisters in Christ. We need to always remember this, and act like it.
Remember, we are a family. This extends beyond your earthly father and mother, brothers and sisters. It extends to all those in the church. Romans 8:15 says; “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”” So remember, our Heavenly Father hates discord.
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