DISAGREEMENTS

I like the tradition of the Jewish people. When they have disagreements and quarrels they hold what they call a “Beith Din or ביתדין ” where a private court is held amongst the Jews only and the Rabbi is the Judge. The Gentiles should learn from this wisdom.

Satan is the instigator of a whole lot of disagreements, quarrels and dissensions. A person cannot possibly be genuinely saved if they are creating fights and disagreements and are not burdened to make peace with those they have harmed. -Admin-

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The Bible instructs us to settle our differences before we part: “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity” (Ephesians 4:26-27 NASB). There are obvious reasons why God wants you to solve a disagreement quickly. For one, when you bring the right kind of closure to a hurtful matter, you free yourself and the other person emotionally and spiritually. Those who refuse to extend forgiveness are the losers. Nothing soothes a guilt-worn conscience like the forgiveness and love of God.

When you forgive others, you do what Jesus did for you. You also align your life with His standard of obedience. Forgiveness is not always easy, but it is essential to emotional and physical health. God promises to personally deal with those who have harmed you (Romans 12:19).

However, many people refuse to wait on Him. They want vengeance, and they want it now. If this is your attitude, ask God to remind you of how your life looked to Him before He saved you. Even if you were six or sixty, you, like all people, deserved death. Yet through the work of His wondrous grace and forgiveness, you were given eternal life.

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