Oh, the times I spoke when I wished I had not. Oh, the things I said that discouraged me and others. Oh, the big mouth I have when God is not in charge.
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. (2 Timothy 2:23-24)
Note that God says not to get into stupid arguments. Why? Because they cause quarrels!
We are not to be quarrelsome, but be kind. Sometimes we argue for the sake of it. What does that do but cause resentment and bad relationships?
And we must be able to teach, without resentment.
Friends, sometimes we are just plain wrong. And sometimes we are just plain right. But arguing still makes a right into a wrong. Instead, let’s aim to be like Christ.
Jesus. who, being in very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage. Rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:6-8)
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