The spirit of strife is deadly, and can be found all around us. It comes directly from the devil, who hates us and uses strife as a tool to invade and infiltrate our lives. This spirit provides opportunities to take offense, and is a trap designed to divide us and destroy our unity; however, God is the solution. If we reject Him as the only way to successfully deal with strife, we will suffer the consequences of separation, division, and building barriers between ourselves and others, and between ourselves and God. We conquer it by embracing a godly, humble attitude. The specifics of this include pursuing the things of peace, being likeminded in Christ, avoiding self-centeredness, and believing in God’s love for us so that we can share it with others. Deliberately and intentionally doing these things unifies us and keeps us at peace.