Fuel for the Fire

Proverbs 26:20, 21Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – Sometimes we need to ask if the continuing quarrel is due to the other person (who may clearly be in the wrong) or to our fueling of the fire.

My Advice – Sometimes, it will be better to remain quiet in order to end a quarrel. The temptation will be high to “not give in,” but usually in these types of situations you end up losing when you win or the victory is just not worth winning. Make sure don’t keep the strife going due to stubborn pride.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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