Bar Kappara was a Jewish rabbi who lived in the late 2nd century CE, early 3rd century CE. He was from the land of Ceasarea.
Bar Kappara said, “Great is peace, for even those on high require peace, as is said (Job 25:2) Dominion and fear belong to Him, He makes peace in high places. Now the matter may be argued a fortiori: (a more convincing reason) if those on high-among who their is no hated, no enemity, no jealousy, no rivalry, no grudging eye- require peace, all the more and more so do human beings. ”
Proverbs 6:16-19 NKJV7
These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.
Abomination-a thing that causes distrust or hatred
Discord- strife, disagreements, dissension
Examples: unforgiveness, gossip, control, manipulation, hatefulness, bullying, alliances, flattery, hypocrisy.
James 4:1 NKJV
Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?
~We fight because of our selfish pride, our feelings and emotions
~we have to learn to give God the last word in our lives.
The Bible speaks alot about strife..Proverbs 17:1, 20:3, 22:10, 26:20-21, Habukkak 1:3, Romans 1:29, 1 Timothy 6:3-5 to name a few.
The antidote for strife and flesh is love and peace. The Bible speaks of this as well. Meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8 NKJV
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
LOVE: John 3:16, 15:13, 14:15, 13:34-35, Mark 10:45, 12:30-31, Matthew 5:43-45, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 1 Peter 4:8
PEACE: John 14:27, Romans 8:6, 14:17-19, Philippians 4:6-7, Colossians 3:15, 1 Corinthians 14:33, Isaiah 9:6,
2 Thessalonians 3:16, Matthew 11:28-30