Making peace > making a point
Life just isn’t the same without friends around. Think about it—doesn’t having friends around make everything a little better? It wouldn’t be as much fun to turn 16 if no one was around to celebrate with you. Youth group would be pretty boring if you were the only person there. Simply put, relationships make things better. But isn’t it also true that the same relationships can also be difficult at times?
When you get close enough to somebody, there’s going to be conflict. There are going to be arguments, disagreements or fighting. And how we handle those moments can make or break the relationship. In his letter to Ephesians, Paul offers some guidance on how to handle conflict that, if we can put it into practice, has the power to change the way we fight. Through Paul’s words, we discover the real win in an argument is when we fight for something more than being right.