Daily Devotional Acts 15:3-6 – How do you handle conflict? – Free online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 579

The church sent them on their way (to Jerusalem), and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them. Then some of the believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and said, “The Gentiles must be circumcised and required to keep the law of Moses.” The apostles and elders met to consider this question. (Acts 15:3-6)

All believers should be glad when a non-believer finds the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. Those who don’t have likely been visited by the enemy. The enemy used the Pharisees to begin destruction of the early church through differences in the secondary beliefs of circumcision and keeping the law of Moses. In Galatians 2 Paul says, “We talked about this problem because some false believers had come into our group secretly. They came in like spies to overturn the freedom we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to make us slaves. But we did not give in to those false believers for a minute. We wanted the truth of the Good News to continue for you.” (Galatians 2:4-5)

The enemy knows that jealousy and anger splits churches, families, and workplaces. He uses people like spies to stir up trouble. God allows it to see how we handle conflict and to make us stronger. Will we handle conflict through jealousy and fighting and/or not addressing issues, or will we pray for the enemy to leave and address the conflict in love?

God wants us to have strong churches and families. He wants to promote us if we can handle conflict correctly.

Father God, I praise You because You have plans for me. I thank you for removing the enemy from myself and my loved ones. Give me the power of the Holy Spirit so I can work through conflict with love. In Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.

Daily Devotional Acts 15:3-6 – How do you handle conflict? – Free online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 579

6 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Acts 15:3-6 – How do you handle conflict? – Free online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 579

  1. Working through conflict with love is really difficult because conflict can cause anger. We all have the power to do this though if we ask God for the help we need. Looking at a difficult situation with patience, love and the gift of time. Thinking things through and praying before we act on something usually helps. Right now I am faced with a situation that makes me really angry and I am trying to work through it. I am trying to handle it with love but I feel in doing so, people are taking advantage of me. I am not sure what the answer is right now but I continue to pray.

    1. I prayed for you after we discussed the situation on the phone. We can handle conflict with love and after praying, I am sure you will come up with the right words to say. It is hard to love when people aren’t loving to you, but I’m proud of you for doing so. Blessings, Jody

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    1. Thank you for coming to my website and for your encouragement. Isn’t it wonderful that when we handle conflict correctly, God will promote us. I prayed for you today and hope you know how wide and long and high and deep God’s love is for you. Blessings, Jody

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    1. Thank you for coming to my website and for your encouragement. Isn’t it wonderful that when we handle conflict correctly, God will promote us. I prayed for you today and hope you know how wide and long and high and deep God’s love is for you. Blessings, Jody

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