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Dealing with Differences

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How do you handle disagreements with others? Even the most compatible people sometimes differ. People have different personalities, different values, different opinions and different perspectives that can cause conflict. To have great relationships we must know how to deal with differences.

Here are a few Bible verses from the book of Proverbs that guide us in handling conflict:

Proverbs 17:14 (NLT) “Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.”

Proverbs 20:3 (NLT) “Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.”

Proverbs 18:6, 7 (TLB) “A fool gets into constant fights. His mouth is his undoing! His words endanger him.”

These verses teach us several principles. The most important is that our differences shouldn’t divide us. They shouldn’t create personal attacks and ongoing contention between us. As it’s been said, you don’t have to always see eye to eye to walk hand in hand.

Where have you allowed your differences with someone to turn into division? Differences are differences. They don’t have to destroy your relationships.

Pastor Dale