To compromise is “to settle differences by mutual agreement.”
Compromise and Agree Legally
Jesus encourages us to settle legal matters quickly.
“Come to terms quickly [at the earliest opportunity] with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way [to court], so that your opponent does not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you are thrown into prison.” ~Matthew 5:25 AMP
“But avoid stupid and foolish controversies and genealogies and dissensions and wrangling about the Law, for they are unprofitable and futile.” ~Titus 3:9 AMPC
“But let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one.” ~Matthew 5:37 AMPC
Do Not Compromise Spiritually
Elijah and the pagan prophets had a non-compromising meeting at Mount Carmel. Elijah refused to compromise and called the people to worship God in purity.
“Elijah approached all the people and said, ‘How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people did not answer him [so much as] a word.” ~1 Kings 18:21 AMP
Jesus called us to treasure Him above all else.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].” ~Matthew 6:24 AMP
“Whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus [and in dependence on Him], giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:17 AMP
We can honor God out of a heart of love.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” ~1 John 4:18 NASB
Compromise and Communicate
When we compromise by reaching mutual agreement, we bring harmony of mind or legal conformity.
“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed?” ~Amos 3:3 WEB
“But refuse (shut your mind against, have nothing to do with) trifling (ill-informed, unedifying, stupid) controversies over ignorant questionings, for you know that they foster strife and breed quarrels.” ~2 Timothy 2:23 AMPC
Let us set our hearts and minds to honor the Lord out of love, to compromise with each other by reaching an agreement before going to court and refusing to quarrel over senseless and futile things.
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is compromise.