"A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes." Proverbs 18:6. "Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife." Proverbs 30:33. "An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression." Proverbs 29:22. "less them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. ... Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:14-21. "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same." Luke 6:27-33. "The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with." Proverbs 17:14.
[GOD'S OPINION COLUMN #19 Approximately 350 Words. The above Bible verses were compiled by Louis A. Turk and were published in The Daily Press of Paso Robles, California in the late 1980's. Copyright by Louis A. Turk. May be freely used unmodified with inclusiony this paragraph.]