2 "I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel…" Philippians 4:2-3.

Without siding with one or the other, Paul called out these two people (in a letter—which we have till this day!) who were not agreeing. That alone should have caught their attention. (These people had previously worked closely with Paul.) Then he also requested someone else to get involved and help them.

Well, most of us don’t like conflict, but there may be times when we can help give others perspective on an issue that may divide them. And, if we are the ones in conflict with someone else, as much as we can we should work out our differences and live at peace (Romans 12:18). But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another, Galatians 5:15 (NASV).

Today’s readings from Jeremiah and Psalms and Proverbs also have much to say that is good and thought provoking. If reading through the daily Bible reading is challenging for you, you can also listen to the One Year Bible audio reading on YouVersion ( )—Marilyn and I often do that at breakfast. From their website:
“Experience the insights and joy gained from reading the entire Bible. You can do it in as little as 15 minutes a day with The One Year ® Bible, the world's most popular annual reading Bible. Daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs will guide you through God's Word in one year.”

by Bob Busenitz, Elder

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