If you are like me, you don’t know anyone who likes conflict. We experience conflict when there are disagreements, misunderstandings, or simply poor communication.
During these times, we need to refer to Bible verses about conflict!
How we respond to conflict can either take us down a path to a healthy resolution or long-term strife.
Those of us who call ourselves Christians are called to a higher standard. However, the Bible is packed with scripture to help us!
Check out these amazing words of wisdom found in the Bible!
18 Verses That Teach Us How To Handle Conflict
- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
2. “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
3. If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
4. So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.”
5. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”.
6. “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry…
7. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
8. …..not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.
9. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
10. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
11. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
12. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
13. My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
14. Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:8-11
15. “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.”
16. The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
17. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
18. When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
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