When you want peace not conflict

Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.”

Today we start our new series on DIY Relationships Reno’s – we look how we can turn conflicting relationships into peaceful ones!

The power of the “word” is undeniably powerful.

Every building exists because someone said “Build it”.

Every war exists because someone said “Attack”. 

Every act of grace exists because someone spoke kind words. With words we bless. With words we curse. Our words can be used for peace or for warring conflict.

What we say or what we put into print can have a great impact on whether our life will be one of peace or conflict. I think one of the most disobeyed teachings of Jesus is from Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.”

The principle is this: if you have a problem with someone you go to them personally a number of times to seek harmony. We can sometimes be too quick to judge, condemn and seek revenge instead of quietly speaking words of grace and reconciliation. We can sometimes be more interested in winning the argument than winning our brother or sister over.

Next week on DIY Relationship Reno’s – When you need garlic in your marriage!

Tony