DISPUTING: Time wasted

“It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.” – Proverbs 20:3

Biblical Connection

argumentNever waste time debating. On one hand, there are researchers who seek truth, while on the other hand, there are also scorners looking for a fight. It’s our job to discern which a person is, and then walk away from scorners. We can have pleasurable dialogue with seekers.

“A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands. – Proverbs 14:6

“It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.” – Proverbs 20:3

“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers”   – Romans 1:29

Do all things without grumbling or disputing”  – Phillipians 2:14

arguingThe winner of a debate is not necessarily the person who is right, but usually the person who is the more intellectual and persuasive.  Thus, debate quickly becomes less about Truth and…

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4 thoughts on “DISPUTING: Time wasted

  1. As much as is possible use scriptures. Truth is not debatable but our interpretation of it is so we should do our best to let scriptures answer to scriptures. I know that I have to pray all of the time to be discerning as to whom to talk to about X Mass and who to just let go. Some are scoffers and will wish me a merry X Mass. and others just want to call me names like infidel, legalist or Pharisee. But the ones that want to be contentious are hardest for me to discern because they seem like they want to learn. With them it takes me a bit before I finally listen to the Lord when I’m impressed by Him to just drop it.

    Thanks for the post, Elizabeth! Have a blessed night!~ \o/

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