The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous
are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom
when he has no sense?
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
One who lacks sense gives a pledge
and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.
Whoever loves transgression loves strife;
he who makes his door high seeks destruction.
A man of crooked heart does not discover good,
and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.
—Proverbs 17: 14-20
by: Grace Crouch.
It is so easy to let someone get under your skin and make you so angry you can hardly stand it. If you are busy doing the work of the Lord, you will not have time to be tempted to anger. You may be so busy that you won’t have time to be bothered with trivial things like anger.
“For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God” (James 1:20, KJV).