“A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.”
A continual dropping in a very rainy day describes a great annoyance that is very uncomfortable and troublesome. It is impossible to hide or cover up.
Solomon equates this with a woman that is contentious.
“It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Contentious can also be referred to as argumentative, combative, quarrelsome, confrontational and belligerent.
Are we contentious?
Our demeanor does not only affect us. If we are contentious it will disturb those around us – our children, friends, family, and especially our spouse.
“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”
“A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”
Contentious is not a quality of a Proverbs 31 woman.
If we desire to be a crown unto our husband, we must put off any contention.
Our conduct is also a testimony of our spouse and family.
Are they ashamed?
“It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”
May we seek to live wisely and avoid becoming a continual dropping to those around us.
2 Kings 21-22 | Galatians 6 | Proverbs 17
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