QUARRELS By Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
29th December 2018
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills
READ: Proverbs 19:11-14
“The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out”. – Proverbs 17:14 (NASB)
When a man finds a beautiful young lady who respects and honours him, he marries her knowing that he has found a humble, submissive creature whom he can lead about for the rest of his life.
Unfortunately, the humility and submissive nature which attracted the man soon fades away. Soon, the prouder and more confident wife comes into conflict with an equally proud and confident husband. The clashes begin and both parties feel they are right. Everyone feels cheated and disappointed. “I will never forget, I will never forgive” are the unspoken promises that spouses make to each other after their marital clashes. Because of the increase in pride in couples, there is more contention, more unforgiveness and more divorce. Indeed, without humility you cannot enter the kingdom’s blessing of permanent love and marriage.
Most adults do not forgive easily. It takes humility to let go of issues. As you get older, you become more conscious of when you are being cheated and when you are getting the bad end of the stick. Because of that, an older and prouder person does not easily give up issues or forget the wrongs that have been done to him. You would like to prove the point and show people how badly they have behaved. This righteous anger is actually a manifestation of our pride.
To be humble therefore, is not to continue to quarrel. To be humble is to decide not to remain unhappy with your fellow brother or sister.
Start your day with a blessing from the WORD!!!
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