A Reminder to Not Be Contentious Towards Our Husband

The verse we are looking at today from Proverbs 25 is a reiteration of a verse also found in Proverbs 21. We touched on a similar verse as well that day when we talked about whether or not we are contentious towards our husband.

Today's verse is Proverbs 25:24 "It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home."

Will you forgive me if I just quote Matthew Henry's Commentary on this verse?

I was on a field trip all day with our kids today so I didn't get to work on my post like I normally do and then on the way home (a 2 hour drive!) I had a child suddenly get sick. He is really needing Momma's attention right now. I'm sure you understand! I just didn't want to not have something up for daily study through Proverbs. I do hope you are able to gain something from the following commentary. Blessings!

"Unbridled passions embitter and spoil the comfort of all relations. A peevish angry wife makes her husband’s life uneasy, to whom she should be a comfort and a meet help. Those cannot dwell in peace and happiness that cannot dwell in peace and love. Even those that are one flesh, if they be not withal one spirit, have no joy of their union. 2. It is better to have no company than bad company. The wife of thy covenant is thy companion, and yet, if she be peevish and provoking, it is better to dwell in a solitary wilderness, exposed to wind and weather, than in company with her. A man may better enjoy God and himself in a wilderness than among quarrelsome relations and neighbors."

Join me tomorrow as we study Proverbs chapter 25. Just getting started on the series? Catch up with all the posts on my landing page between now and October 31.

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