Around Your Table

PROVERBS 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

STRIFE: Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict. synonyms: conflict, friction, discord, disagreement, dissension, dispute, argument, quarreling, wrangling, bickering, controversy.

Brothers and sisters, the expression of a dry morsel means “very little,” especially in comparison to feasting. But the feasting in this verse is tainted by contention.
Feasting could also be part of a sacrifice to God, but even such a feast could be ruined by angry disputes between believers such as you and I.

Brothers and sisters, there is nothing as sad and lonely and depressing as family strife. No family, no family is perfect because every family, every family is made up of sinners, who will both sin and be sinned against.

The Word of God, the Bible tells us that wealth and prosperity are no cure for family strife. Jesus is the cure. The same gospel that offers us forgiveness in Christ compels us to forgive those who live closest to us.

However don’t forget Matthew 10:36 And a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.

The rhythms of forgiveness and grace, when worked out daily in the life of a family, produce real and lasting peace in a home. This doesn’t mean Christ centered families are perfect. It means they are REDEEMED.

The most important part of your dinner table isn’t the price of the food in the dishes but the spiritual heart condition of those who gather for the meal.

1 Corinthians 11:33 therefore my brethren when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

This is why the most important part of your dinner table isn’t the price of the food in the dishes, but the condition of those who gather for every meal.

Brothers and sisters burnt toast eaten in peace always tastes better than a T-bone steak and baked potato choked down in strife.

Accept our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not really have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.

Written By Edward Jeffries

10 thoughts on “Around Your Table

  1. God Bless You!! Have a Bless and Peaceful Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing!! We too was His enemie…And He loved Us so…(John 3:16-17) I’m so Grateful and Thankful everyday!! He don’t love the SIN…Jesus Christ tells us: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matthew 5:44 \0/\0/ ((Hugs)) 🙂

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  2. Thanks, Marques! Yes, husbands and wives and fathers and mothers who know the Lord need to remove strife from their homes. Too many Christians emulate the world in sinful striving and bickering.

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