May 17, 2009 Why We Fight
“Only by pride comes contention, but with the well advised is wisdom” -Proverbs 13:10
I read this passage this morning and it spoke volumes to me. It was the answer to the question why people fight or argue each other (in general).
Pride can best be described as feeling that your own way is superior to others’ way. It is feeling and showing that it’s “my way or the highway” with no consideration that you could be wrong or that there are other available options or ideas. If you are open to the idea that “it’s possible that I don’t know everything,” then you can avoid most contention issues. Because it’s at that point that others feel like they can truly talk things out with you.
I like the last part “but with the well-advised there is wisdom.” Once you get over the idea that you know-it-all you become teachable. You are able to be advised by others- even “well advised” and can add wisdom to your knowledge bank.
Davidism #19 – Stop being a know-it-all so you can Stop Having Stupid Fights!