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Today’s Thought: “No Argument Is Worth It”
I heard something that really got me thinking about our conversations with others. They said, “Convincing yourself doesn’t win an argument.”
Far too often we enter into conversations about doctrine with others just to hear ourselves talk and to convince others that we know what we’re talking about. But then, we have to realize that the other person may be doing the same thing.
In the end, no one wins the debate, because that is what the conversations end up being. And while we may think we’ve won, has that edified and built up the other person.
Yes, we need to make sure that we’re speaking God’s word, and that the Lord is at the center of why we are having this discussion, but let’s be careful not to win an argument at the expense of a person’s soul.
The Apostle Paul gives us some good advice when it comes to such debates and conversations.
“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.” (2 Timothy 2:23-26)
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