Do you realize how closely unity and humility are tied together? One breeds the other; neither can exist without the other. They’re like Siamese twins, perpetually connected.
Personally, I have seen numerous occasions when pride won out (even though it was never called that) and harmony faded away . . . and I mean fast . . . .
Contrary to the stuff you might read today, the words, fight and quarrel, are not apt descriptions of the way to get ahead. They won’t ultimately glorify God.
Friends are made by not fighting and by refusing to quarrel.
Commit yourself to freeing others so they can grow and discover on their own. For a change, as much as is possible, walk away from an argument rather than inviting one. Become more of a peacemaker.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.