Wednesday, August 5, 2009

About Disputes & Quarrels

"Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice" (Proverbs 13:10)

"Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down." (Proverbs 26:20)

"He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction." (Proverbs 17:19)

"A hot-tempered (person) stirs up dissension, but a patient (person) calms a quarrel" (Proverbs 15:18)

"Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him, he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will" (2 Timothy 2: 23-26)

"What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight.. . Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." (James 4: 1 - 2, 17)

"You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly?" (1 Corinthians 3:3)

"I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing." (1 Timothy 2: 8)


Denise said...

Amen, wonderful scripture.

Donalacasa said...

Very timely Word. It spoke very directly to my situation. Thank you for sharing.