Thank you for joining me, today, for Day 20 of the Proverbs Challenge, and this means we are reading through Chapter 20 of this amazing book in the Bible
There are always so many verses that speak to me throughout these chapters, but I only want to share one, per day, so that the Holy Spirit will guide you, to your revelation, throughout the chapters. So here is my verse that I want to discuss today:
“Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.”Proverbs 20:3
My Thoughts: I used to think that it was a sign of strength to fight. Sad I know. But, that was the world I lived in. I was told that it was a weakness to not throw the first punch, or to not destroy someone with my words. I look back and wince at the person I once was, but thank God that I have received wisdom within this area of my life, and therefore, made choices to walk away from this lifestyle
God showed me, how I first needed to love others (for who He created them to be) before I then understood how to learn to love myself – it was a hard truth, but one that I am eternally grateful for
My Reflection: Someone who is confident of his/her strength does not need to parade it. A courageous person does not look for chances to prove it. A resourceful person can find a way out of a fight. We can all avoid retaliation – no matter what we think at the time
Yet, those of us who are foolish, find it impossible to avoid conflict. When we are on the right path, we choose God’s way, and when I think over what I have learnt, so far, during this challenge, the Bible is clear on what God thinks of fools!
What did Chapter 20 show you?
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