What is the danger of unresolved misunderstandings? - Misunderstandings - TouchPoints

What is the danger of unresolved misunderstandings?

Galatians 5:6For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.

Galatians 6:15It doesn’t make any difference now whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we really have been changed into new and different people.

1 Corinthians 8:1Now let’s talk about food that has been sacrificed to idols. You think that everyone should agree with your perfect knowledge. While knowledge may make us feel important, it is love that really builds up the church.

1 Timothy 1:6But some teachers have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time arguing and talking foolishness.

Unresolved misunderstandings can cause us to dwell on trivial details and miss what is important.

Galatians 2:2I went there because God revealed to me that I should go. While I was there I talked privately with the leaders of the church. I wanted them to understand what I had been preaching to the Gentiles. I wanted to make sure they did not disagree, or my ministry would have been useless.

Unresolved misunderstandings can interfere with serving the Lord.

2 Peter 3:15-17And remember, the Lord is waiting so that people have time to be saved. This is just as our beloved brother Paul wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him—speaking of these things in all of his letters. Some of his comments are hard to understand, and those who are ignorant and unstable have twisted his letters around to mean something quite different from what he meant, just as they do the other parts of Scripture—and the result is disaster for them. I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends, so that you can watch out and not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people. I don’t want you to lose your own secure footing.

Unresolved misunderstandings can be disastrous for those involved and for others as well.

Proverbs 17:14Beginning a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

Misunderstandings can lead to quarrels, which lead to even further friction and damage to relationships.