“When push comes to shove” is an American idiom that describes that critical time when a decision must be made, when a commitment must be made, when action must be taken to back up words. The phrase “when push comes to shove” carries the connotation of escalation, a push being milder than a shove.

I saw this many times as a kid growing up. Something triggered it; words were said; it escalated from a push to a shove before physical and psychological hurt were inflicted. We became adults and the same principle became more sophisticated, but just as damaging.

Peter addressed this phenomenon.

1 Peter 3:8-9

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

Some fights are not worth it and nobody wins.

Give it some thought.


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