Daily Devotional – Wisdom Doesn’t Quarrel

By on December 3, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Proverbs 26:18-28. Many of us have walked away from a conversation to prevent us from saying something in the heat of the moment. Quarreling people seem to never give up until they get their way.

“Like a maniac shooting
    flaming arrows of death
19 is one who deceives their neighbor
    and says, “I was only joking!”

20 Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
    so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
    they go down to the inmost parts.

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23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware
    are fervent[a] lips with an evil heart.
24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips,
    but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them,
    for seven abominations fill their hearts.
26 Their malice may be concealed by deception,
    but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it;
    if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.
28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
    and a flattering mouth works ruin.”

Do not add to the fight!

When someone approaches you too sickly sweet, your spirit just knows that there is something not right. You can see an honest and heartfelt person a mile away, and in the same way, you can see that deceitful, charming one.

I have often found myself in hot water due to my frank, straight forward manner. People will hear my thoughts and opinions. I have learned to not be unkind and rude, but I will never veer too far in the opposite direction. While I may be a little much to start, in time you will appreciate that I am not hiding my true feelings and thoughts.

Calling a spade a spade, I am very matter of fact. I do not like to be confrontational and will keep my mouth zipped tight in this situation. I am often amazed at how others go on, and on, and on about something. They do not realize that their foolish behavior in only digging their own pit to fall into.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, Jesus, for being truthful with us. You always dealt with the root condition and issue, never beating around the bush. Help me to speak truthfully in love so that I do not deceive others.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – Wisdom Doesn’t Quarrel