(Proverbs 27:16 KJV) Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
This verse is continuing to refer to the nagging wife of the previous verse and several other places in Proverbs. For all his wisdom, Solomon does not seem to come up with any real solutions to the problem.
There are some people and situations in life that we cannot “hide” (6845) or “restrain” (NASB). It is an interesting word. It is another one of those words that has a wide range of uses depending on the context. On the positive side is the idea of treasuring and on the negative is the idea of an ambush. This seems to be a negative situation. If you have a shrew for a wife, you cannot hide her.
It helps me to accept the fact that there are some things in life that the grace of God is going to help me live with. I think of Paul and his “thorn in the flesh.” I think of how Jesus must have wanted to turn in the original twelve disciples and try again. Remember that patience is the first quality of love listed in the Love Chapter and it is close to the head of the list on the fruit of the Spirit.
So? Deal with it. Don’t you hate it when someone says that? Deal with that too. We live in an imperfect world. Heaven will be a place that either has no nagging or we will come to enjoy it.