Conflict is a natural and unavoidable part of life. It can arise in our relationships, within our families, and in the workplace. What does the Bible say about conflict? How should we handle disagreements and disputes?

Conflicts between individuals and nations have plagued humanity since the beginning of time. How can we navigate these delicate situations with wisdom and grace? The Bible has a wealth of advice on how to approach challenging conflicts. The book of Proverbs sums it up perfectly when it states, “A soft answer turns away wrath.”

Rather than responding in kind to anger and aggression, the Bible encourages us to remain cool-headed and respond with respectful dialogue. Philippians 4:8 also advises us to think on things that are true, just, noble, pure, and lovely. To defuse a difficult situation requires positive thinking and creative problem solving.

Lastly, Romans 12:18 shows us that God expects us to be at peace with others as much as it is possible for us to do so. This means engaging in active listening and giving the other party a chance to share their point of view without judgment or criticism. Knowing what the Bible says about conflict can help bring understanding and peace to our lives.

Matthew 18:15-17 says, “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

This verse provides clear and concise instructions for how to handle conflict. First, we are to go to the person we disagree with and talk to them about the problem. If they listen and repent, then the matter is resolved. However, if the person is unwilling to listen, then we should seek out a third-party mediator for help. Finally, if all else fails, then we must take the issue to God and leave it in His hands.

Once we understand what the Bible says about conflict, we can use its teachings to help us handle difficult situations in a respectful and productive way. Conflict resolution is never easy, but it is possible with God’s guidance. We must always remember that our ultimate goal should be peace and understanding between all parties involved.

Why Should We Handle Conflicts in Private?

As people of faith, it’s important for us to handle conflicts in private. The Bible and other religious texts are full of stories emphasizing the need to be respectful and kind towards one another, especially during times of strife. When we attempt to publicly resolve a conflict, our actions may not always be guided by virtue; arguments between two people can quickly spiral into outbursts of anger and aggression.

More importantly, public displays of disrespect can create a poisonous environment that is inhospitable to spiritual growth. Keeping these things in mind, it makes sense to strive for resolution away from prying eyes, trusting that God will provide wisdom and guidance as we seek peaceful solutions. This not only helps ensure that conflicts are handled without slandering or casting blame, but also gives us an opportunity to demonstrate grace under pressure – showing others the same love and compassion that God has shown each one of us.

In this way, we honor our faith by handling disagreements with humility and understanding. All things considered, private resolution of conflicts is the most responsible path available to us. Doing so is a sign of inner strength and nourishes those bonds which connects us all in harmony. Such behavior should be normative within our communities if we wish to make them places where justice is dispensed with equity and love abounds in abundance.

Why Are Peacemakers Called Sons of God?

Throughout scripture, peacemakers are declared to be children of God. Our Father loves peace and goodness- He chose peace over chaos, wisdom over folly. In turn, those who celebrate and spread peace in their daily lives are understood to be embracing His will. From the first days of Creation, we have been called to celebrate unity and order so that all can benefit from the gifts of our Father’s love. Peacemakers have dedicated themselves to living through example so that others may also embrace this gift.

By spreading kindness and working for justice, peacemakers recognize that there is no true peace without a respect for one another. Just as Jesus did during his earthly ministry, they strive to speak truth while still valuing the individual- they seek justice while still offering mercy. Peacemakers provide those around them with a glimpse into what it means to be Catholic in spirit; thus, when Father praises these individuals in scripture He links them with His own spirit as sons of God.

Through their actions, peacemakers make it possible for His love and justice to shine through into our everyday lives.  Through their commitment and courage, they show us that we too can aspire towards becoming children of God throughout our life’s journey.

How Can We Become Peacemakers?

Since there is honor in being a peacemaker, we should want to become peacemakers. So, how can we become peacemakers?

We should be willing to make peace with others.

We often find ourselves caught in a cycle of bitterness and anger, unable to break free from the feelings that haunt us. It is easy to get lost in the warring thoughts swirling around in our minds, and the cycles of hatred can ensnare us like a barbed wire fence. But just as Christ brought peace to a weary world when he was on Earth, so too can we bring peace into situations of disagreement. It doesn’t matter what we have been through or what others have done; when we open our hearts to forgiveness, we open ourselves up to mercy.

Peace is a state of understanding and reconciliation that goes beyond holding grudges or seeking revenge. We should be willing to embrace peace first and foremost, regardless of our differences or circumstances, so that its spirit can flow through us like an illuminating river. We must be willing give up hatred for love, for by doing this, we will show ourselves and others the true beauty of mutual respect. Therein lies the secret power of peace – it helps all parties involved grow closer together in harmony, creating a strong foundation for trust and friendship.

So let us be brave enough to make peace with one another wherever strife arises. Let us feel compassion instead of contempt, contentment instead of conflict. May love replace fear in all corners of brokenness in order to build bridges where there are only walls. This is how you achieve lasting change: through peaceful means rather than violent ones.

We should also be peacemakers in our relationships.

As children of God, it is our responsibility to bring peace into every aspect of our lives. Our relationships should be full of love and respect, with no room for conflict. When we strive to be peacemakers instead of instigators, we can create tremendous harmony in our interpersonal relationships. It takes constant effort and practice to remain peaceful even when faced with disagreement or injustice.

But by stepping into the role of peacemaker in our own lives, we also become more empathetic towards others who may not always share our same perspective. We can sympathize with their feelings and communicate more effectively to help bridge any gaps between us.

By demonstrating compassion and understanding in all our communications, God’s peace can guide us through even the most trying moments in life, allowing us to have harmonious relationships with those closest to us. Therefore, let us all strive to be so-called “peacemakers” in our lives, for it is then that we are truly living out the will of God and embodying the spirit of love and unity within us all.

We should avoid conflicts at all costs.

In the face of conflict, it is important to remember that every living being is precious in the eyes of God. Whether we come from different backgrounds, practice different faiths, or have opposing opinions, we are all united in our humanity – and it is a tragedy any time one of us fails to recognize that shared bond.

All too often, the burden of discord falls upon those who are already oppressed or lacking any real means of defense. That is why it is so vital for each and every one of us to do whatever we can to avoid conflicts and instead foster a spirit of understanding and acceptance wherever possible. Our actions should always be guided by love, humility and compassion: hallmarks of what it means to truly live a life according to spiritual principles.

By staying committed to these values amidst differences, perhaps we can all prevent unnecessary suffering – both in ourselves as well as in others – allowing us instead to look towards a brighter future where true peace reigns within our society and beyond.

What Happens if We Don’t Strive for Peace?

Failing to strive for peace can have dire consequences. This is because a world without peace means that we are constantly at war with each other. War is likened to Hell because there is always death and destruction. What’s more, people living in a war-torn world are always in fear. This is not the kind of life that God wants for us. He has called us to be peacemakers.

If we don’t have peace, it’s not just the physical world that suffers, but our mental and emotional health as well. Lacking peace can lead to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

What’s more, is that it can also lead to physical health problems. All of this results from the constant stress of living in a world without peace.

Ephesians 4:31-42 says, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

This verse clearly tells us that we are to put away all bitterness, anger, and clamor. Instead, we are to be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving toward one another. When we do this, it shows that we have the peace of Christ in our hearts.

James 1:19-21 says, “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for man’s anger does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which can save your souls.”

Therefore, we must all strive to be as understanding as possible. It is the only way we can start living peacefully in this world with other people.

Why Is the World Full of Chaos?

When it comes to chaos in the world, few people can deny that there is a great deal of sorrow, pain, and confusion. History is full of examples of wars, hunger, poverty and natural disasters on an unfortunately regular basis. In these difficult times, many people turn to religion for answers.

We do not have the ability to comprehend why so much confusion and struggle exists in our world; only God has that understanding. He watches us intently even as we suffer at times, reminding us through scripture that hope always lies ahead if we trust in Him.

After all, as we look upon a suffering world now filled with chaos, His ultimate plan is still unfolding towards perfect justice—even though it can be hard to comprehend at times when our eyes struggle to understand the truth amidst injustice. Though it can be hard to accept while stuck in feelings of grief or distress that arise from global chaos, by trusting the Lord we can keep ourselves focused on hope for a better tomorrow if only we rely on His strength rather than our own for guidance. 

Despite tough times ahead, may this deep faith bring us closer together as one loving family under His unique blessings no matter the circumstance. This way He will provide an abundance of renewed joy even in moments when peace seems most distant.

Bottom Line

The Bible clearly states that we must all learn to resolve our differences peacefully. Whether the conflict is with a family member, friend, or coworker, God calls us to work through our issues to maintain healthy relationships. A peaceful life will help us be more effective witnesses for Christ. It will also ensure that we live in a safe and healthy world. Therefore, we must strive to live peacefully in order to bring glory to God.


Sarah Goodwin

A passionate Christian and Bible enthusiast, I find joy in delving deep into Scripture and sharing its timeless wisdom with my readers. Through words, I aspire to illuminate the profound lessons the Bible offers, hoping to inspire faith and purpose in every heart. Join me on a journey of biblical exploration and spiritual growth.Enter your text here...

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