Here is what the Bible tells us about resolving a disagreement: I also notice that there are some of you with very painful antecedents. I don`t want to minimize the pain you`ve experienced in abusive relationships. What Jesus asks for in this passage is not easy and can ask for professional help to achieve it. But Jesus is clear. Conflicts need to be dealt with quickly. In verse 23-24, it even implies that conflict resolution is even more important than worship – to the point that if you are in the midst of divine service and you remember that your brother has something against you, you must leave divine service, be reconciled with your brother and then return to divine service. Is it possible that God does not even accept our worship until we have done everything right with our brothers and sisters? This is what this passage seems to say, and passages like 1 John 4:20 support it: “If someone says, “I love God,” but his brother hates, then he is a liar. For he who hates his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. When you`re like me, you don`t know anyone who likes conflict. We see conflicts when there is disagreement, misunderstanding or simply miscommunication. Meanwhile, we must refer to biblical verses about conflict! We all have differences of opinion. Some are big, others really great.
But as Christians, we are called to treat them in a very different way than those who are not. But what exactly does that mean? Jack Wellman is pastor of Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also senior writer at Christians What Want To Know, whose mission is to equip, encourage and animate Christians and answer questions about the believer`s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or read his book Teaching Children the Gospel on Amazon. Relationship conflicts are difficult. It`s uncomfortable. Experiencing conflict affects our daily rhythms and routines. Conflicts can even lead us to doubt God`s goodness, his will for our lives or his love for us. But in fact, God often uses conflicts to refine our character, to bring us closer to him and ultimately to glorify himself. Beloved, love us each other, because love is from God, and the one who loves is born of God and knows God. Those who do not love do not know God, for God is love.
Look at these amazing words of wisdom found in the Bible! The beginning of the fight is like missing water, so stop before the fight breaks out. “All you want others to do to you, do to them too, for it is the law and the prophets. How do we react to our brothers and sisters in Christ when injustices have been done to us? Each of you must not only look at your own interests, but also at the interests of others. 10. Stand together and forgive yourself if any of you have a complaint against someone.