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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

And in This Corner

(Proverbs 21:9 KJV)  It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Be careful when you read a verse like this.  If you are like me you have a tendency to see the other person as the source of contention.  Older people will remember Archie Bunker in the sit-com “All in the Family”.  Archie would often go storming off to the neighborhood bar to get away from the conflict at home.  I will admit that “Meathead” was obnoxious but it is hard to see how Edith was a “brawling” (contentious NASB) (4066) “woman” (802).  The problem was usually Archie.

Do you have a place you storm off to?  It could be work.  It could be church.  It could be to work in the yard or a garage workbench.  There is little you can do about the attitudes of the other people in your life except make sure that you are not the burr under the saddle.

So?  Make sure that the cause of dissension is not you.  About the only way I can think to self check is to ask yourself if home is the only place that life is rocky.  Do you find the same types of conflicts at work?  If so you might need to use that corner of the roof for a little self examination and repentance. 

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