Posts tagged conflict
Fighting Lies with the Truth

I have always loved James 1:17:

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

God is the giver of every good and perfect gift. What a beautiful thought!
 
It is interesting to think about in the context of the rest of the passage in which it sits, however. (Read James 1:12-18). What does God’s giving nature have to do with trials? Or with temptation?

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Running From Conflict

In Genesis 13:1-8, we encounter a situation that stresses me out. Strife is occurring between Abram and Lot’s herdsmen because there isn’t enough land to support all of them. In order to keep strife from arising between Abram and Lot and to maintain peace among their herdsmen, the two separate so that they can each have enough land. 

This situation stresses me out because I hate conflict. I know hate is a strong word, but I think it might be accurate. I try to avoid confrontation at all costs. Arguments make me feel uncomfortable and awkward and tense, and I just do not like those negative feelings. So actually, I need to edit myself. I don’t only hate conflict; I fear it...

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