WORD FOR TODAY. CJM
WISDOM MOMENT. CJM Proverbs 17:14 “The beginning of strife [is as] when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.”
We see here that the time to stop strife is before it starts. This being compared to water reminds me of the little boy who had his finger in the hole in the dike holding back the flood. The minute he took his finger out and the water poured forth, the hole got bigger and a great flood came and destroyed the town he lived in.
This is saying that once it begins, even the smallest break in the dam sets loose an uncontrollable flood force that can’t be stopped.
We must not open up and let angry words fly loose; if we do, someone will be destroyed and usually we are destroyed right along with the others. Leave off the strife before it starts.