Hmmm… As I go through my “Proverbs to live by,” the second one is “Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.” – Proverbs 20:3
I wonder – is my wife trying to tell me something? 🙂 Just kidding. The package was unopened when she gave it to me. However, I do not believe in coincidences. Marvin mentioned on Sunday during church that it is so neat how a Sunday School lesson prepared months in advance can speak to us today. The Bible is the same way. What was written over 2,000 years ago, can have a stunning effect on us today if we take time to read and study it.
Our devotional time is not just a haphazard mix of verses that don’t apply. In fact, if and when we take the time to pray and study the Bible, we discover that there is something of value in every verse. Whether the writer is providing background details to establish the context of the message, or the message itself, it is still important for us to know and use in our daily lives.
Today as you think through “what does this mean to me” or “how can this be used in my life,” consider all the avenues. Is it meant for school, home, work, or just those times out in public? I don’t know where it may help you, but chances are it will be different than mine. But in the end, it will still be useful to remember:
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.” – Proverbs 20:3