A failure to be of one mind, which should be avoided whenever possible within the church, the family and other areas of everyday life. Christians are urged to maintain the unity of the church and avoid damaging division.
1Sa 11:1-2 Nahash’s suggestion to the men of Jabesh Gilead; 1Ki 20:8 Ben-Hadad’s demands on Ahab
Examples of resolved disagreement
Ge 13:5-9 Abraham and Lot resolve their disagreement over land and livestock; Ge 26:19-22 Isaac settles a disagreement about the water supply; 1Ki 3:16-27 Solomon resolves a disagreement between two prostitutes.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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