Reflect on Abram’s response to the quarrel between the two households.
- We learn by Abram’s example that we can resolve some conflicts by placing the interest of others ahead of our own interests. (reference Philippians 2:3-4)
- We learn that we should keep the big picture in mind. Abram realized that being family was more important than winning the argument and being right. When we disagree, are we so focused on proving our point that we miss the big picture?
- Abram sought a solution early. We often wait until something gets on our last nerve before we address the issue. This makes the conflict worse than it would be if we would have addressed the issue when it arose.
Reflect on what healthy conflict looks like? How should children express their differences with their parents? How should parents express their differences with their children? How should siblings express their differences with each other? How should adults in the family handle conflict.