The Peacemaker: Chapter 4: Is this really worth fighting over

A man’s wisdom gives him patience;

and it is his glory to overlook an offence.

Proverbs 19:11

In this chapter Mr. Sande gives us some help on making sure this conflict is worth fighting over, and, helping us make sure the log is out of our eye before we try to take the speck out of our opponents eye. This is something I often struggle with so this chapter was a good one!  Here is the summary of his summary of the chapter.

  1. Define the material issues in this conflict.
  2. Define the personal issues in this conflict.
  3. Which personal issues are having the greatest influence on you and your oppenent?
  4. What has the other person done to offend you?
  5. Check your additude;   Have you been gentle, or irritable? What is good about the person involved in your conflict? What principles taought in Scripture do you need to apply in this conflict?
  6. What effect is your conflict having on the onlookers? (coworkers, family, neighbors, church members)
  7. How might overlooking this offense be pleasing to God?
  8. Which of the material issues in Quest. 1 can you simply give in on?

I needed this chapter and will work on using it!


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