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, August 19, 2011

Leaky Faucets

(Proverbs 19:13 KJV)  A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Years ago I was in charge of a Bible study for junior highers.  The Living Bible was still new at the time.  That will give you some idea of how long ago it was.  I found it a useful tool in working with the young.  Sometimes the Living Bible says it all.  It paraphrases this verse, “A nagging wife is like a dripping faucet.”  And have you noticed that the nagging faucet or leaking toilet are the most irritating in the middle of the night when you are trying to rest.

There really isn’t much you can do about a nagging wife or husband if the problem is that they are simply sharing “contentions” (4066). 

But lets be honest.  What do you do about a leaky faucet?  Do you just ignore it or fix it?  Sometimes the fix is as easy as turning it all the way off.  Sometimes a new washer will do the job.  Usually it is something that a little effort can take care of.

So?  Are you checking to see if the drip can be fixed?  Your responsibility is your responsibility.  You have all heard about lighting a candle instead of cursing the darkness.  Maybe a parallel can be found regarding drips and washers.  Do you need to be a spiritual handy man today?

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