Reading the Word “If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.” (Proverbs 29:9, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word The imagery of this proverb is the courtroom. … Continue reading Is the Argument Worth It?
Reading the Word “It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.” (Proverbs 21:9, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word This is a surprising passage. It is a bit … Continue reading A House of Strife
Reading the Word “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1, ESV) Understanding and Applying the Word I do not know about you, but holding my tongue is hard to do. When someone … Continue reading A Soft Answer
Reading the Word 2 Timothy 2:14–19 (ESV) 14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 16 But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has … Continue reading Avoid Irreverant Babble