Verses to reflect on today:
Lord, open my eyes to hear your word and my heart to understand. Help me to recognize strife when it occurs and to strive instead to see you in every situation.
Gossip and being contentious can cause strife.
- Like the man who seizes a passing dog by the ears is he who meddles in a quarrel not his own.
- Like a crazed archer scattering firebrands and deadly arrows, is the man who deceives his neighbor, and then says, "I was only joking."
- For lack of wood, the fire dies out; and when there is no talebearer, strife subsides.
- What a bellows is to live coals, what wood is to fire, such is a contentious man in enkindling strife. Prov 26:17-21