An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Nagging Pain

(Proverbs 27:15 KJV)  A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

I love the Living Bible’s rendition of this verse:  A nagging wife is like a dripping faucet.  Not that I would personally know anything about that, you understand.

I notice in the Hebrew that “contentious” (4066) is madon and it sounds like the root to Madonna.  I don’t know that that has any significance but there are times when I find the way a word is pronounced in the original language has an eerie rightness about it.  The actual root of the word is “to judge”.

If the perfect wife of Proverbs 31 were writing this I am sure she would have talked about the nagging husband.  Get beyond the gender specific language and look at the truth behind it.  Nagging is irritating.  The implication is that nagging is wrong.  The answer is simple:  Don’t nag.

So?  I am sure that none of us really nag.  We just give frequent helpful suggestions, right?  Get real.  Get honest.  Repent and change.

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