"It is to one's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to argue." NIV
"It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling." KJV
The evil one comes to divide, confuse, and create contention in any kind of relationship. Furthermore, it's very easy to get caught up in arguments and divisions because it is in our human natures and we usually think we can help. Jesus avoided strife because He spoke the Word of God and shut the mouths of those who tried to create contention and to make Him look like a fraud. Sometimes He said nothing, shook the dust off His feet and walked away. If we follow in His footsteps, we will do the same and leave the arguing and strife to the fools who refuse to walk with the Lord.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for allowing ourselves to get caught in the trap of arguing and strife. Help us to be discerning and know when to speak and when to walk away. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.