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.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

More than Contentious

(Pro 21:19 KJV)  It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Four times in Proverbs we have Solomon giving this warning using “contentious” (4066).  Now the author adds the description of “angry” (vexing NASB) (3708a).  What is the difference?  Contentious seems to have the idea of being contrary.  If you say, “Right,” she will say, “Left”.  Vexing has to do with anger, as the KJV translates it.  I am not sure if this is her getting angry or making you angry.  And again I think this is a lesson that goes both ways.

Are you married?  Do you find it difficult?  Solomon seems to understand.  If you are not married then look at this as a warning.

So?  I don’t see any solution that will work for most of us.  One of the other verses suggests moving to the roof.  Your choice. 

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