I was talking with a couple of friends this morning and we started really struggling with how to deal with conflict in our lives.
Specifically, conflict with people whom are in authority roles over us. What do we do?
I began pointing to passages in scripture that talk about how Christ humbled himself, to the point of death on a cross, taking on the nature of a servant; but, was countered with passages where Jesus confronted the Pharisees and called them a "brood of vipers".
One of my friends pointed out that Jesus' conflict and humility had a purpose. Both his death and his confrontation were for the sake of the gospel.
My question now is: How does this help me practically in my day to day situations?
I think it does, I'm just trying to figure out how.