Proverbs 20:3 “strife ” Strife is defined as a bitter, sometimes violent conflict or dissension, or a contention of superiority. We would be wise if we would stop being bitter, and be more concerned about doing right ourselves than being concerned with what others are doing.
Proverbs 17:1 “Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.” As Christians, we need to learn to live peaceably with others.
Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.” In the same manner that we can be angry and not sin, we can be tempted and not sin. The choice is ours.
Proverbs 6:8 “Can one go upon hot coals,
and his feet not be burned?” When we do allow ourselves to fall into temptation, we will hurt ourselves and sometimes others as well.
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Sometimes we fall into temptation because we did not take the proper precautions. We need to be daily seeking the Lord if we are ever going to live right.