Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Proverbs 25

Pro 25:23  The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Pro 25:24  It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
Pro 25:25  As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Pro 25:26  A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
Pro 25:27  It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Pro 25:28  He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. 

Oh boy, is it good to study contentiousness and anger and this idea of being rude to others.  For some reason, we think it wise to tell off other people, to "give them a piece of our mind."  We might think someone who does that has a mastery of words, but do we really want to hang out with them?  If we prove our point when angry, does it really accomplish anything?  Have we brought glory to God?  Have we improved the relationship?  Have we helped someone else?  Or are we just happy that we are right?  And what, exactly, does being right get for us?

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