“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.“
2 Timothy 2:23
Today’s scripture advises us to avoid quarrels and to be gentle towards those who hold opposing views. This text recognizes that arguments often lead to more division and do not bring about resolution.
By avoiding quarrels and displaying gentleness towards others, we can create an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect. This does not mean that we should compromise our own beliefs or values, but rather recognize that there may be multiple valid viewpoints on a given issue.
This advice is applicable to our present situation and can also be applied to our daily lives. We often encounter people with whom we disagree, whether it be in politics, religion, or personal matters. It is important to remember that we are all human and have our own beliefs and experiences that shape our perspectives.
In conclusion, we are called to approach those with differing opinions in a calm and respectful manner. By doing so, we can avoid unnecessary divisions and create an environment of mutual understanding. May the Lord help us to be agents of peace and unity, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Further Study: Hebrews 12:14
Thought for the day: Seek to be an agent of peace and unity.