RE Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day one) “This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed, along with some other believers, to go up to Jerusalem to see the apostles and elders about this question” (vs 2) By nature, I am a “pleaser”. Normally, I really do want people to “be pleased”–not with me, but with life! It isn’t always a wise approach. The truth is that the truth has enemies. Some outside the church. Some inside. Sometimes (frequently) the Lord asks things from us that make us uncomfortable, resistant. When conflict comes (and it does-in church, in business, in friendships) I am learning to reference the Spirit of God rather than my own needs or emotional preferences. I doubt I will ever enjoy conflict. Sad if I did. I do know, however, there is a way to walk with the Spirit when it does. If He is available, why would we not seek Him?