"Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement" Philippians 4:2 NIV
We don't know what the dispute was between Euodia and Syntyche. We just know that they were friends of the apostle Paul. We know that they were two women, and they were not getting along. Their harmony was disturbed. Not only was their harmony disturbed, their dispute was having an adverse effect on those around them.
There are probably many reasons we have disputes. We get abused, offended and hurt. We have differences of opinions. I think sometimes we are just plain looking for a fight. We lay in wait for someone to look at us the wrong way or say the wrong thing and then we move in for the kill. We have to prove our right to be right. That our way is the only way. And so on and so on...
We need to stop the madness! It's not about you and me. It's about the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Jesus is our example. He lived a life of love, putting others before Himself. He laid down His life for us. He offers us everlasting life. It's time for us to lay down our bias and pride. Let let the Holy Spirit have his way in our lives, and bring glory to God!
"How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!
For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
that was poured over Aaron’s head,
that ran down his beard
and onto the border of his robe.
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing,
even life everlasting." Psalm 133 NLT