Aim for peace and harmony and things which edify one another.. A foolish son and a contentious wife are a continual dripping for strife in one’s life. Fools insist on quarreling. Don’t be found quarreling, jealous or in outbursts of anger. These are major areas of strife.
Aim for harmony
Romans 14:19 19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
Proverbs 19:13 13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
Proverbs 21:19 19 Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.
Proverbs 25:24 24 It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
Proverbs 27:15 15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;
Fools insist on quarreling
Proverbs 20:3 3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.
Quarreling, jealousy, and outbursts of anger
2 Corinthians 12:20 20 For I fear lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I wish, and that I shall be found by you such as you do not wish; lest there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, tumults;
Stay away from complaining and arguing
Philippians 2:14 14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,
Stay free from anger and controversy
1 Timothy 2:8 8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
1 Corinthians 1:10 10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Troublemaker plants seeds of strife
Proverbs 16:28 28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.
Stay away from complaining and arguing. Stay free from anger and controversy. Common sense tells us that these kind of human expression only lead to strife. Stay far away from them.
Remember that hearts can be renewed by Jesus. Christ can make a heart strong. God can create a new clean heart. God can give singleness (one God) to a heart. The Lord can cleanse the heart and renew its spirit.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Strife.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,