When We Disagree

August 22nd, 2020

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1 Peter 3:8-17

How do we respond when we disagree with someone? For some of us, we argue even louder, fight back, or get even. For others of us, anytime there is even the smallest bit of opposition, we shut down.

Neither of those responses seem to get us anywhere. What are we to do? Peter gives us some guidelines in 1 Peter 3. First, we are to sympathize with each other. Secondly, we are, to love one another as Christ loves us. We really can disagree and still love. Finally, we must keep a humble attitude by valuing others above ourselves. As we consider the interests of others and care more about their good over ours, we will indeed reach peace.

We are called to love one another—even those who aren’t easy to love. I love this quote by Dave Willis, “Love unlovable people, because we have all been unlovable people. We usually need love most in the moments when we deserve love least.”

Author: Georgia Patton


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