Resolution—The word resolution does not appear within scripture; however, the concept of problem or conflict resolution frequently appears.
Defined: the act of problem solving
Interesting fact: Proper problem resolution requires godly wisdom. Man’s greatest obstacle in resolving problems takes place when he attempts to solve any problem in a self-serving manner or in ways providing only short-term solutions and ignoring the long-term consequences. For a case in point, consider the desire of the disciples to call down fire upon those who did not initially receive the Lord (Luke 9:52-54). The Lord rebuked their suggested solution because it created long-term consequences (Luke 9:55-56).
Bible study tip: Believers have become increasingly careless with their Bible study, especially with the introduction of Bible study software. Word studies, both in the original languages and in English, have preempted contextual study. Word studies should not be viewed negatively unless they neglect contextual study as an integral aspect of study. A word study only works when the student takes the time to study the context of each occurrence within scripture. True Bible study requires work (2 Timothy 2:15) during this computer age and before.
Sunday, Day 183—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 184—Problems Are a Reality of Life
Tuesday, Day 185—Problems Will Not Just Go Away
Wednesday, Day 186—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 187—Hiding Does Not Resolve the Problem
Friday, Day 188—Take Your Problems to the Lord
Saturday, Day 189—All Problems, No Solutions
Day 183: Church Day
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.