Bible Point: God wants us to solve conflict peacefully
Key Verse: Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:17-18
We heard today how Abigail saved her family from death by making peace with David. God wants us to be like Abigail and work through our problems with other people without fighting (1 Samuel 25:1-35). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea.
- Discuss a recent family conflict that affected you and your children. Maybe you fought about something as simple as what to have for dinner. Or perhaps you fought about something bigger, like whom your child is friends with or how your spouse spends money. What effect did that conflict have on your family? What could you have done to prevent it?
- Talk with your kids about ways these types of conflicts can be resolved more peacefully in the future. Pray together and ask God to help you learn whatever lessons still need to be learned from those past conflicts.
Lord, we need You to teach us how to deal with conflict in a way that pleases you. Please show us how to bring peace to our family and to the other relationships in our daily lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.