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Prone to Contention (Proverbs 19:13)

Introductory Thoughts

With all the difficult challenges that a woman faces within the home, it should not be surprising that the Lord repeatedly gave warnings against a woman with a contentious spirit. How does the downward spiral begin? She may spend her life serving others with little to no thanks. She may honour and submit to a husband who deserves little honour or authority. If she does not continually walk with the Lord, she can become disillusioned with the Lord and with her duties as a mother and wife. She might begin to be contentious (Proverbs 21:9; Proverbs 25:24; Proverbs 27:15) causing greater problems in the home, perhaps to the point of causing those she loves to become bitter against her (Colossians 3:19).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): A woman with a meek and quiet spirit is in the sight of God of great price (1 Peter 3:4). A hateful, argumentative woman disquiets (takes peace away from) the earth (Proverbs 30:21, 23a). It is impossible to hide her (Proverbs 27:15-16).
  • (For everyone): Is there peace or contention in your home? Have you done things as a husband or child to cause the wife/mother in your home to grow weary in well doing? Why not unilaterally change and trust God to fix the situation?
  • Are you a wife and mother? Are you contentious with those within your home? What happened to cause you to become disobedient to Gods commands?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God to help you walk with Him in the good times and in the bad.
  • Thank God for giving you a Christian home.