It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarreling.
Oh dear another verse about quarreling. Why do these pop up so often in Proverbs?!
Actually in my home I can truly say (very thankfully!) that strife and quarreling is very minimal. I am so thankful that God has brought me to a place in my life where I (finally) don't have to deal with the stress that strife causes.
I have already shared before that when I read a verse like this my mind immediately thinks about a certain family member. In fact my birth family is all about that strife stuff. Have you heard the phrase, "If these walls could talk.."? Well the walls of my childhood home would tell horror stories. And the walls of my grandparents' home would as well. To this day I just do not understand why all the fighting? Especially from a "Christian" home. Well I do understand actually but I won't get into that here. We all know what happens when our focus is not on Christ.
I found this quote on studylight.org: There is no greater damage to human personality than that which is accomplished by a quarrelsome disposition.
Boy, isn't that the truth?
I would like us to read 2 Timothy 2: 24-25 and I feel that it is so important to today's topic at hand that I am going to type it out because I am afraid that you won't turn to it otherwise:
The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth.