TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM
How I wish My children would stop and consider their ways. So many react as the world does when there is an injustice. My family is to act differently. You are to model the ways of the Kingdom of Light. How often your thinking is darkened by this world system.
Isn't it better to take one for the team? Is winning really winning? How does the world view My church when you fight and destroy each other? For surely, they are watching. Are you giving Me a bad name by the way you treat each other? For didn't I say that the world would know My disciples by their love for each other?
Therefore, when you have a dispute, handle it in a righteous manner. Bring it before those that I have appointed; those with wisdom and who have the mind of Christ. As far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Make peace your aim. Make the ways of the Kingdom your priority.
My Kingdom is full of righteousness, peace and joy, not strife and contention. Again, I say, consider your ways. Let My Spirit guide you into the truth of how to relate to each other, in sincere humility and kindness.
Proverbs 25:8 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Don’t be hasty to file a lawsuit. By starting something you wish you hadn’t, you could be humiliated when you lose your case.
1 Corinthians 6:1-8 The Passion Translation (TPT)
Lawsuits between Believers
6 Furthermore, how dare you take a fellow believer to court! It is wrong to drag him before the unrighteous to settle a legal dispute. Isn’t it better to take him before God’s holy believers to settle the matter? 2 Don’t you realize that we, the holy ones, will judge the universe? If the unbelieving world is under your jurisdiction, you should be fully competent to settle these trivial lawsuits among yourselves. 3 For surely you know that we will one day judge angels, let alone these everyday matters. 4 Don’t you realize that you are bringing your issues before civil judges appointed by people who have no standing within the church? 5 What a shame that there is not one within the church who has the spirit of wisdom who could arbitrate these disputes and reconcile the offended parties! 6 It’s not right for a believer to sue a fellow believer—and especially to bring it before the unbelievers.
7 Don’t you realize that when you drag another believer into court you’re providing the evidence that you are already defeated? Wouldn’t it be better to accept the fact that someone is trying to cheat and take advantage of you, and simply choose the high road? At times it is better to just accept injustice and even to let someone take advantage of you, rather than to expose our conflicts publicly before unbelievers. 8 But instead you keep cheating and doing wrong to your brothers and sisters, and then request that unbelievers render their judgment!
Exodus 18:15-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to ask [about the will] of God. 16 When they have a dispute they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor and I make known the statutes of God and His laws.”
1 Timothy 1:5 The Passion Translation (TPT)
For we reach the goal of fulfilling all the commandments when we love others deeply with a pure heart, a clean conscience, and sincere faith.