Winning in Every Conflict

Winning in Every Conflict

  1. Proverbs 18:19: Understand the potential consequences of the conflict.

 

  1. Goal: Achieve the Best Possible Outcome for all parties.

 

  1. Seek Godly Counsel before engaging in conflict – (this word means Priestly counsel – points to Jesus)

 

  1. Do not answer a fool in the manner he attacks. Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him! Answer a fool as his folly deservesAttack and expose his argument, and do not attack him personally.

 

  1. Don’t reveal confidential information – Proverbs 25:9-10: Do not reveal secrets of another, lest he who hears it reproach you, and evil report about you will not pass away.

 

  1. Never Prolong an Argument – Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise use knowledge right, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

 

  1. Give an unexpected gift. Proverbs 21:14: A gift in secret pacifies anger and rewards in the bosom strong wrath.

 

  1. Be quick to forgive. Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions. Anytime someone hurts us, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to respond with forgiveness, to be kind and loving.