Proverbs Challenge, Day 26

“Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no  tale bearer, strife ceases.”

The fallen human psyche has a natural tendency to “love a fight”.  Our flesh doesn’t necessarily like to be directly involved in a fight, but we usually enjoy watching others engage in verbal and physical combat.  So it is that our tongues are prone to carry “news” to others so we can watch their reaction.  When we see people starting to oppose one another, we can quickly “throw wood on the fire” by offering tidbits of information whether we know it to be true or not.  How much better it would be if we could learn the wisdom in today’s focus verse.  Without wood, a fire goes out quickly; and without someone stirring it up, a disagreement can quickly die out as well.


~ by brotherfaron on August 26, 2011.

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