Stop the Arguing!

Many would say arguments are just a part of life.

“I am not always going to get along with my sibling, friends, or parents”. “My children will always be at fighting or picking with each other.” “We just should just get used to it”. 

But what if we could learn to get along. What if we could teach these biblical principles to our children and see them change with the power of God’s Word and His truth. 

Can we have unity, peace, and blessings in our homes?

The Realization of Harmony in our homes

Let’s look at five principles today that can insure harmony and cease arguments in our home:

  1. The Effects of Harmony

 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Psalms 133:1

The Bible shows us that it is good and pleasant to have unity in our homes. What an enjoyable effect of unity. This begs the question “How does this unity happen?”

  1. The Effort of Harmony

 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace

Ephesians 4:3

This verse shows us that the “good” and “pleasant” effects of harmony do not happen by accident. It takes work. But it would seem that the effort is so worth it!

  1. The Ensuring of Harmony

 …and that there be no divisions among you;…

1 Corinthians 1:10b

We are commanded that there be no divisions among us, which shows us that when we are at odds with each other, we must strive at “working” it out. How do we do this?

  1. The Essentials of Harmony

 be at peace among yourselves

1 Thessalonians 5:13b

Well, it takes being at peace among ourselves. So how do we do this? 

  • Work at understanding each other
  • Taking the time to Cultivate a love and friendship for each other. 

Unfortunately, many Christians either do not know how to handle arguments, much less model and teach it, or simply do not follow the plain teaching of the Bible on the subject. Paul admonishes us to take a closer look at ourselves in his writing to the church at Corinth:

  1. The Emergency of Harmony

 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: … lest … I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 9:27

If we cannot keep our body and tongue under self-control, as a result, a once-fruitful and happy relationship will be cast aside.  With this in mind, it is imperative that we learn to bring our body under 

subjection; which is simply submitting to God, His Word, and His Principles. 

In conclusion, can we have: 

  • a home with no arguments? Yes [] No []
  • Does is take work and patience? Yes [] No []
  • Is it worth it effort and patience? Yes [] No []
Pastor Lehman
Pastor Lehman

Senior pastor of Grand View Baptist Church

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