Saturday, March 3, 2012

Proverbs 30:33 commentary: for drama queens and kings

33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

This verse can be literally linked to the previous ones. If you think of starting trouble put your hand over your mouth. Loving drama is not a trait God wants in Christians. Stirring up trouble is not a good Christian testimony as much fun as it may be to some people. When we are spreading the gospel of Christ or ministering to our brothers and sisters, as Paul tells a young preacher and evangelist named Timothy;

2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

This sort of undermines the concept of screaming Bible verses at people on the street and walking away smugly thinking you have done your job.
And we are not to be troublemakers in any of our dealings as Paul tells another preacher named Titus;

Titus 3:1 ¶ Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

If you live Godly you are going to stir trouble up just because the world hates Christ.

2Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Without deliberately trying to tick people off.

In your homes, remember when you have a disagreement with your spouse and everything seems to be calmed down, the next thing you say is often the opening salvo of a new argument. It is almost always better to reconcile each other to yourselves. Sometimes, many couples need to argue a bit just to clear the air but it should not be done in a spirit of picking, insults, and humiliation.

I suppose the key is, whenever possible, avoid drama and don’t start trouble or incite people to anger and wrath. That doesn’t mean a woman has to tiptoe around a childish, hot tempered man or vice versa. The hot temper needs to get right with God, not everyone else live in fear of his or her wrath. But, you know what I mean by digging and trying to “get someone’s goat,” which is annoying them slowly to the point where they are ready to explode, rather than just saying something you know will immediately start a fight.

Don’t “force” anger and the resultant strife by playing up to it or stirring it up deliberately.

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