Avoiding Strife

Fighting, arguing, quarreling, heatedly disagreeing—whatever you call it, strife is destructive to relationships. What tips does the Bible have for avoiding strife? Here are three:

1. Love is an antidote to strife.

“Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love covers all offenses” (Proverbs 10:12).

2. Humbly taking advice can help us avoid strife.

“Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise” (Proverbs 13:10).

3. Being slow to anger is another antidote to strife.

“A hothead starts fights; a cool-tempered person tries to stop them” (Proverbs 15:18).

Author: Godfrey Gregg