2 Timothy 2:23 - 26 - Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.
Wow, does this ever teach me leadership! Be patient with difficult people and perhaps God will change their hearts? Wow. I thank God that I've seen this in action for so many years from my pastor, Gerry Stoltzfoos. I also thank God for teaching me so gently and patiently through His Word.