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Strife


1. Christ, an example of avoiding. Isa 42:2; Mt 12:15-19; Lu 9:52-56; 1Pe 2:23.

2. Forbidden. Pr 3:30; 25:8.

3. A work of the flesh. Ga 5:20.

4. An evidence of a carnal spirit. 1Co 3:3.

5. Existed in the church. 1Co 1:11.

6. Excited by

a. Hatred. Pr 10:12.

b. Pride. Pr 13:10; 28:25.

c. Wrath. Pr 15:18; 30:33.

d. Frowardness. Pr 16:28.

e. A contentious disposition. Pr 26:21.

f. Tale-bearing. Pr 26:20.

g. Drunkenness. Pr 23:29,30.

h. Lusts. Jas 4:1.

i. Curious questions. 1Ti 6:4; 2Ti 2:23.

j. Scorning. Pr 22:10.

7. Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it. Pr 17:14.

8. Shameful in saints. 2Co 12:20; Jas 3:14.

9. Saints should

a. Avoid. Ge 13:8; Eph 4:3.

b. Avoid questions that lead to. 2Ti 2:14.

c. Not walk in. Ro 13:13.

d. Not act from. Php 2:3.

e. Do all things without. Php 2:14.

f. Submit to wrong rather than engage in. Pr 20:22; Mt 5:39,40; 1Co 6:7.

g. Seek God’s protection from. Ps 35:1; Jer 18:19.

h. Praise God for protection from. 2Sa 22:44; Ps 18:43.

10. Saints kept from tongues of. Ps 31:20.

11. Ministers should

a. Avoid. 1Ti 3:3; 2Ti 2:24.

b. Avoid questions that lead to. 2Ti 2:23; Tit 3:9.

c. Not preach through. Php 1:15,16.

d. Warn against. 1Co 1:10; 2Ti 2:14.

e. Reprove. 1Co 1:11,12; 3:3; 11:17,18.

12. Appeased by slowness to anger. Pr 15:18.

13. It is honourable to cease from. Pr 20:3.

14. Hypocrites make religion a pretence for. Isa 58:4.

15. Fools engage in. Pr 18:6.

16. Evidences a love of transgression. Pr 17:19.

17. Leads to

a. Blasphemy. Le 24:10,11.

b. Injustice. Hab 1:3,4.

c. Confusion and every evil work. Jas 3:16.

d. Violence. Ex 21:18,22.

e. Mutual destruction. Ga 5:15.

18. Temporal blessing embittered by. Pr 17:1.

19. Excludes from heaven. Ga 5:20,21.

20. Promoters of, should be expelled. Pr 22:10.

21. Punishment for. Ps 55:9.

22. Strength and violence of--Illustrated. Pr 17:14; 18:19.

23. Danger of joining in--Illustrated. Pr 26:17.

24. Exemplified

a. Herdmen of Abram and of Lot. Ge 13:7.

b. Herdmen of Gerar and of Isaac. Ge 26:20.

c. Laban and Jacob. Ge 31:36.

d. Two Hebrews. Ex 2:13.

e. Israelites. De 1:12.

f. Judah and Israel. 2Sa 19:41-43.

g. Disciples. Lu 22:24.

h. Judaising Teachers. Ac 15:2.

i. Paul and Barnabas. Ac 15:39.

j. Pharisees and Sadducees. Ac 23:7.

k. Corinthians. 1Co 1:11; 6:6.