Conflict . . .

I plead with Euodia and Syntyche to be of one mind in the Lord. Yes, I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. Philippians 4.2-3.

Conflict is inevitable. Jesus taught about how we must conduct our lives. He taught the body to be different than the world. So, the ways that we deal with conflict cannot follow the natural instincts that we have in connection to our flesh (Gal 5). We will have to learn from our Lord how to deal with conflict, so that when it happens, we can be like these two ladies.

Euodia and Syntyche are taught to invest in each other and to be of one mind. Sometimes what needs to remembered is that we are co-workers, and we share a place in the book of life.

May God help me, first and foremost, to live by what I teach, and may we honor our Lord as supreme by faithfully obeying his words.


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