Proverbs on Resolving Conflict
Counting the cost of conflict in relationships.
Prov 17:1, “Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.”
Prov 21:9, “It is better to live in a corner of the housetop â€¨than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.”
Prov 18:19, “A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong cityâ€¨and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.”
Prov 6:16-19, “There are six things that the Lord hates,â€¨ seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue,â€¨ and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans,â€¨ feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies,â€¨ and one who sows discord among brothers.”
Prov 17:14, “The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.”
Identifying causes of conflict in relationships.
Gossip Prov 16:28, “He who repeats a matter separates close friends.”
Greed. Prov 28:25, “A greedy man stirs up strife.”
Pride Prov 13:1, “By insolence comes nothing but strife.”
Impatience. Prov 15:18, “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife.”
Resolving conflicts in relationships.
Prov 19:11, “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”
Prov 11:12, “Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense but a man of understanding remains silent.”
Prov 14:9, “Fools mock at the guilt offering but the upright enjoy acceptance.”
Prov 17:9, “Whoever covers an offense seeks love but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.”
Triumph over evil with good by the power of gospel.
Prov 25:21-22, “If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap-burning coals on his head and the Lord will reward you.”
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