I have had many opportunities where strife and chaos has tunneled its way into my life. Not because that is the type of person that I am but because of the type of people that crossed my path in life.
The Bible has much to say about strife, lies and confusion:
18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Now, for God to say that He HATES something then that means that it is something very ugly because God is about love and peace.
Strife starts out so simple. Someone sees you happy with your friend, or family member or coworker. But, because their heart is subject to the spirit of jealousy, envy and strife, that person find ways to manipulate other people just to start up confusion, chaos and strife. And once that fire starts nothing good comes out of it. People lose their reputation, their jobs and you name it.
I have experienced many loses because of these things. I would encourage anyone and everyone to examine your heart and see if something so ugly lives in there and if it does, I would encourage you to make a commitment to get it out.
The World is black enough. Let’s not be a part of destroying anyone. It is enough happening in the World to do that without our help of hurting our neighbors, family or friends!
In the Name of Peace!