How can we be more agreeable? - Agreement - TouchPoints

How can we be more agreeable?

Romans 14:19So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.

2 Timothy 2:23Again I say, don't get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.

Colossians 3:14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

We can be more agreeable by making sure that love is our primary goal in relationships—building one another up to create harmony, rather than cutting others down to make our point.

Romans 12:16Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

Romans 15:5May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.

We should adopt the humble attitude of Jesus in our relationships. Humility deters hostility. But a hostile attitude is sure to invite more hostility.

Proverbs 17:14Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out.

Be sensitive to mounting tensions and make every effort to defuse them before they blow up. Floodgates and quarrels are both hard to close once they are opened.

Romans 12:20-21Instead, "If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads." [21] Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

Exodus 23:5If you see that the donkey of someone who hates you has collapsed under its load, do not walk by. Instead, stop and help.

Luke 6:27-28"But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. [28] Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.

We can show others we care about them, even if we don’t always agree with them. For instance, we can offer them everyday acts of kindness and pray for them regularly. As we ask God to bless those who have wronged us, it become harder and harder to live in bitterness. Through doing good, we break conflict’s cycle.