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Turning from Conflict

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November 19, 2020 7:00 pm

Turning from Conflict

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November 19, 2020 7:00 pm

In his graveside tribute to a famous Dutch scientist, Albert Einstein didn’t mention their scientific disputes. Instead, he recalled the “never-failing kindness” of Hendrik A. Lorentz, a beloved physicist known for his easy manner and fair treatment of others. “Everyone followed him gladly,” Einstein said, “for they felt he never set out to dominate but always simply to be of use.”

Lorentz inspired scientists to put aside political prejudice and work together, especially after World War I. “Even before the war was over,” Einstein said of his fellow Nobel Prize winner, “[Lorentz] devoted himself to the work of reconciliation.”

Working for reconciliation should be the goal of everyone in the church. True, some conflict is inevitable. Yet we must do our part to work for peaceful resolutions. Paul wrote, “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” (Ephesians 4:26). To grow together, Paul advised, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs” (v. 29).

Finally, said Paul, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (vv. 31–32). Turning from conflict whenever we are able helps build God’s church. In this, indeed, we honor God.

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Join us for today's encouragement that Our Daily Bread devotional reading is titled turning from conflict. It was written by Patricia rated his graveside tribute to a famous Dutch scientist Albert Einstein didn't mention their scientific disputes instead. He recalled the never failing kindness of Hendrick, a Lawrence, a beloved physicist known for his easy manner and fair treatment of others.

Everyone followed him gladly. Einstein said for they felt he never set out to dominate, but always simply to be of use. Lawrence inspired scientists to put aside political prejudice and work together, especially after World War I even before the war was over. Einstein said of his fellow Nobel prize winner Lawrence devoted himself to the work of reconciliation working for reconciliation should be the goal of everyone in the church as well. True, some conflict is inevitable, yet we must do our part to work for peaceful resolutions. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry to grow together. The apostle advised do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs.

Finally sent Paul get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Turning from conflict whenever we are able helps build God's church in this indeed. We honor him.

Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Ephesians chapter 4 verses 26 through 32 in your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry and do not give the devil a foothold.

Anyone who has been stealing must deal no longer, but must work doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. 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 and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Let's pray. God help us to be people of peace and harmony, bitterness, anger and violence are never the solutions to conflict. Let us get along with one another and resolve our differences with one another amicably as you have forgiven us. God help us also to forgive others. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray. A man all, today's incursion was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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