Is luxury good in an atmosphere of contention?

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 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Would you rather live in a beautiful, well-furnished mansion, and with a spouse who constantly contends with you, or 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 material possessions in value. 


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

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