Is luxury good in an atmosphere of contention?

Proverbs Bible Background

Old Testament: Pro 21.9

To read the Bible in a year, read Proverbs 21–22 on September 12, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Would you rather live in a beautiful, well-furnished mansion, and with a spouse who constantly contends with you, or would you rather live in a small place with few furnishings and with someone who loves you? Who can deny the truth of Solomon’s proverb below?

Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop,
Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

– Proverbs 21.9

Relationships far exceed in value material possessions.


  • What are you willing to do to have peace with your spouse?
  • How much time do you give to your things versus to your spouse?

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