Scripture Reading: Proverbs 29:9-10
“If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.” (Proverbs 29:9)
A fool can neither be warned, intimidated, nor humoured. He is beyond the power of reasoning. Even the wisest man in the world cannot convince him to do right. He is impossible to deal with, and neither can you make peace with him.
So do not feel bad if you are not able to live in peace with some people, Remember the Proverb that says neither scolding nor humouring will have any effect on certain people.
“The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.” (Proverbs 29: 10)
The murderer hates the upright man because he feels uncomfortable in his presence. A righteous man always causes the sinners around him to feel guilty. Holiness is a light that reveals the darkness around it. God calls us to walk in holiness, and to never compromise so that we can be lights shining in a dark world. Because we are just, we will let our lights shine to give light to the soul of the blood-thirsty man — perchance he can, through us, find the way to God and to peace through our light.
Gems of Wisdom by Gwen Shaw
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