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.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


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

You may not have experienced this personally but I think we are all aware of the theme.  You find it in jokes, movies and TV shows.  If it isn’t your wife you can walk away or use call screening.  If it is your wife that brings up other issues.

The similarity is based on being irritating and the irritation is based on monotonous repetition.  Rain dripping from a roof or ceiling does not have a purpose.  It is just the laws of nature taking the simplest route.  I guess there is a similarity to nagging.

One difference is that a drip has no choice or say in the matter.  That is not so in the case of nagging.  The verse does not say who is to blame but my prejudice says it is the wife.  She does not have to nag.  She would probably see it differently.

So?  Don’t be a nag.  If you are the nagged, check to make sure that it isn’t deserved.  Don’t assume. 

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