Arguments in relationships, families, on the job, even in church are unavoidable.
Do you know anyone who actually enjoys arguing?
On the other hand, there are others who do everything they can to avoid an argument.
Even on social media there are some people who won’t respond to you unless they disagree. In fact, social media has given people the ‘distance’ to be insulting, disrespectful, and condescending.
But no matter where the arguement takes place, there is one thing that remains true…
Many times our pride won’t allow us to stop arguing until we get in the last word, especially when we know in our hearts we are right, and sometimes when we know we are wrong.
But remember this, when Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) died on the cross, those who crucified Him went home that day thinking that they had won.
Isaiah 53:7 (NKJV)
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
Matthew 27:13-14 (NKJV)
13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
Notice how Joshua and Israel’s army allowed the army of Ai to thing they were winning as a strategy to defeat them…
Joshua 8:16 (NKJV)
16 So all the people who were in Ai were called together to pursue them. And they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.
The one way to stop an argument is to humble enough to let someone else have the last word.
Proverbs 26:4 NKJV
4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
Lest you also be like him.
That’s right, plant the most important seed, make the most important point respectfully and then shut up!
Remember, letting someone else have the last word, isn’t LOSING the argument, it’s STOPPING it!
Sometimes, just as Yeshua The Messiah (Jesus Christ) did, it’s best to let them think they have won.