In youth culture today, youth don’t seem to really know how to deal with each other in the face of a disagreement or argument. The Bible is pretty clear on this (imagine that).
1. The first thing we are to do is to Talk It Out (“If a fellow believer hurts you, go and tell him…work it out between the two of you. If he listens, you’ve made a friend. Matthew 18:15)
or if you find yourself at fault (23 “This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you,24 abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with God. MATTHEW 5:23-24)
2. Be quick to forgive. (3 “Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him.4 Even if it’s personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, ‘I’m sorry, I won’t do it again,’ forgive him.” Luke 17:3-4)
3. Do not let the sun go down. (26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. EPHESIANS 4:26-27)
4. Stop the fight before it happens.
– BE QUICK TO LISTEN AND SLOW TO ANGER………..JAMES 1:19
– OVERLOOK THE OFFENSE…………PROVERBS 19:11
– HOLD BACK YOUR ANGER…………PROVERBS 29:11
– GIVE A SOFT ANSWER………………PROVERBS 15:1
2 comments on “Youth: How To Fight Like A Christian”
Thank you for posting this, Ronnie.
I usually remember those verses (the shortened version) when I’m getting mad, but lately I’ve been ignoring them.
I suppose this was a reminder for me.
Hey Corynn, it was a reminder for me too. We can help each other.