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Proverbs 3:30 (Mini Sermon)

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30. Pro 3:30 - "Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm."
A. This verse is the Bible's version of the nonaggression principle.
B. We should not initiate violence.
i. We should never be the one who "started it."
ii. Defending oneself is allowable, but aggressing against someone else is not.
iii. This is true of individuals and of nations.
C. We should live peaceably with all men as much as it is possible to do so (Rom 12:18).
D. We should not insert ourselves into a confrontation that doesn't concern us (Pro 26:17; 1Pe 4:15).
E. Make sure to have a good cause before you begin to strive with someone or you will be brought to shame (Pro 25:8).
F. It is an honor to cease from strife, not to commence it (Pro 20:3).