Strife

This is a subsidiary post of The Deeds of the Flesh Versus the Fruit of the Spirit.

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Romans 13:13-14  –  “Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.”

1 Corinthians 3:2, 3 – “…For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly…”

2 Corinthians 12:20, 21 – “For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances; I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.”

Galatians 5:19-21  –  “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensualityidolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factionsenvying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Titus 3:9  –  “But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.”

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Proverbs 17:1  –  “Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.”

Proverbs 17:14  –  “The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.”

Proverbs 20:3  –  “Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, but any fool will quarrel.”

Proverbs 29:22  –  “An angry man stirs up strife, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.”

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