In our series on the family through the book of Genesis we come across the episode where Jacob comes face to face with his old foe Esau. Jacob is afraid for his life and his family but God meets him first and breaks him. As a result, Jacob and Esau reconcile and are able to move past their old hurts.
The message coming up is titled, “RESOLVING FAMILY CONFLICT.” There is no drama like family drama. We love our family but sometimes they can get on our last nerves. We will learn from God’s Word how to resolve family conflict. This will be a good one.
Human beings are prone to conflict. That’s in our sinful nature. The first conflict began in the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve broke God’s commandment and ate the forbidden fruit. When God came and questioned them, the blame game began…and it continues to this day – spouses are in conflict, families are in conflict, neighbors are in conflict, communities are in conflict, nations are in conflict, and, unfortunately, even Christians are in conflict. God is the source of true peace and harmony. The only way we can have harmony is if those who claim the name of Christ start living in peace and become peacemakers in the world. For that to happen, we will have to reject the urge to be selfish and stubborn and seek to be Spirit-filled.