Take a thoughtful look at Proverbs 11:29, particularly the first half of the verse.
We all know how to make trouble in our own households, don’t we? We’ve been there. We’ve been the member of the family who has opened the front door to trouble and invited it in as a welcomed guest.
- By operating in the spirit of selfishness.
- When rolling our eyes.
- Via biting sarcasm.
- Through talking back.
- While groaning and complaining.
- By being disagreeable for the sake of being difficult.
Why not make the resolution right now that you will not do anything today to bring trouble into your own house? “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). After all, don’t you want to inherit more than just the wind?