How is it that after 20 years of marriage, I STILL can’t remember the best advice I have ever received? “Bite your tongue for three days upon your husband’s return to ease the transition from travel to home.” Jim returned from Germany this weekend, and as excited as I was upon his return, I was also quarrelsome.
I had on a dress and did my hair, etc., but my behavior was ugly more than it was lovely, mainly because I took issue with him having an opinion contrary to mine. Granted, I’m fighting a sinus infection, but the Holy Spirit took a back seat to my desire to be right.
I hate that.
And I forgot that even though I was “right,” my behavior was ugly and wrong. No nice dress or make up could fix that.
I forgot that men often perceive quarrelsome disagreement (communicated with furrowed brows…) as contempt.
Several of the verses in Proverbs 25 deal with doing the opposite of our nature. Being “nice” to those who are against us, not “singing songs” to a heavy heart, (showing compassion instead of trying to cheer someone up), are a few. So today, I confess my sin, ask God to help me get it right from this moment forward, and ask you to join me in pursuing righteousness.
If we pursue long enough, sometimes His Spirit within us catches a bit and it shows. J
Dare you to click on the link above and see what He has to say to you this morning – double-dog-dare you to subscribe and join us on this journey toward righteousness and wisdom! We’re reading a chapter out of Proverbs (a book of wisdom in the Bible) for the date until He tells me to stop. Billy Graham has done this (plus 5 Psalms) for decades. I’ve been at it for about 10 years or so, and it’s tremendously helpful in knowing what God has to say about multiple things we deal with on a daily basis.
Thankful to be on the journey with you!