Conflict = Peace
“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.
There is so much wisdom in God’s word , that it baffles me how simple and deep it can be. This passage and title is about conflict and peace, what is the best way to come to conflict and receive peace. As a teacher of God’s word I look to see that true human nature and spiritual desire is for peace. Having more money brings peace, living a healthier lifestyle brings peace, doing good and being a person of integrity on your job or in your business brings peace.
The word of God in and by itself is a peace maker for those that read, and apply the wisdom therein. The world is full of those that are hurting and full of those that would rather trade the sufferings and trials of life for peace. Isn’t it wonderful that as Gods royal family we are given the mantle of peace, not that we won’t face trials and tribulations.
I give you this verse to talk about how embracing conflict can lead to peace. Now, allow me to say that peace may not be a final result between you and another, but you are can receive peace within your own soul. If, you have ever lived for sometime you have possibly had someone sin against you (disappointments, missed the mark of trust, lied about you, cause you to stumble etc.). The word of God says to go and tell him his fault- oooh that could be a tough one for the those that shy away from conflict. Getting the courage to tell someone about their fault (not in judgment), we are called to just go and tell his fault and to tell him alone. Defensiveness can come quickly when someone is called out in front of others and immediately a barrier to reconciliation has risen. This first part of this passage is dealing with conflict and how to properly go about it for you and the other.
The second part of this passage is your gateway or bridge to peace, if the other person will listen you have gained a brother and avoided having an enemy. Listening is more physical than verbal, others can see your authentic nature way before you speak a word. In the end if your heart is pure, meaning you come with an attitude and posture of love you will be closer to gaining a brother , than to retaining an enemy. This is the bridge of hope, to foster a greater relationship and to lead others to the Holy One Jesus Christ the King.
Blessings Pastor Milton
9/12/2018 12:12:10 pm
If one lives long enough and hs has experienced enough cinfluct, the would know this to be true. Gid bless you son.
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