Analysis Of Euodia And Syntyche

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Paul tells us in Philippians 4:1-2, "Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown that is how you should stand firm in the Lord dear friends! I plead with Euodia, and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord." In modern-day terms, "You know better. Do not allow your anger to get the best of you." Maintain Righteousness in a Chaotic Situation.
Paul loved these two women. He addressed the Philippians as brothers and sisters because they are members of the body of Christ. A family has disagreements but not in that manner. You do not cause attention to yourselves. Romans 12:2 says in paraphrase, do not settle your differences as the world. We should solve our issue in a manner that no one would know you had an altercation. Paul wrote the letter because he was concerned about the believer's spiritual lives.
These believers are his joy and future crown when he stands before the
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Their disagreement got out of hand and caused attention in the sanctuary among the congregants and other leaders. It is not known if there was an issue or if the women just had a difference of opinion that escalated. It does not matter what the discord was all about. It matters how the conflict was handled. How leaders handle issues affect the community as well as the Church. Peter Steinke asserts, "If the body's balance were never tested by disease, it would never develop the immune system, the built-in biochemical defense against infection and disease in the body." (17) The Bible says in James 1:12, "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." In other words, if a man never experienced a conflict he/she will not grow spiritually and know the love and power of God and His

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