No Squabbling!

Proverbs 3:29-30
"          Do not devise evil against your neighbor, 
          For he dwells by you for safety’s sake. 
    30      Do not strive with a man without cause, 
    If he has done you no harm."

We are not to devise or plan evil against our neighbor. He lives close to us, trusting that we won’t take advantage of him. He doesn’t suspect you. Any community involves trust like this. This is true geographically, living next door to someone. It is more true in the community of believers God brings together. We dwell near each other. God calls us not only to leave each other alone, but to devise and plan good for our neighbor.

Do not strive with a man without cause. We are quick to complain and contend, to accuse and to blame. Children, do not squabble and fight with your brothers and sisters. Instead, be patient with others. Love bears all things when things don’t go how you want. Love is quick to defer to others, instead of striving, whenever conscience allows.


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