“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”
Proverbs 17:1 NLT
Like Prov. 15:17 said, Better is a dish of vegetables where love is than a fattened ox served with hatred.
This scripture is saying that peace in a family is more important than the food and drink. Our homes should be a place of peace to get away from the troubles of the world, not a battle ground. (Bible-Study.org)
Profound words. This thought comes to mind; anything worthwhile should be established on a solid foundation. Let me explain.
Anything new we start with zealous and as time passes, with the influences of the world, we lose perspective and focus. Think of a new idea or process at work. It starts with a bang and then over time that resistance to change or lack of commitment has a negative impact. One has to work that plan diligently. Further down the line have a look from the outside in, to see if you should not make changes to the scheme. Commitment to that process will make things work.
Over the years my observation has been. It’s the lack of commitment that is the key element to failure. The same is true in our relationships and home life. Have you ever said this, bugger that I am not doing that? It could be for various reasons. Is that commitment? No, it’s not. Don’t think I am perfect on the contrary; I am speaking to myself right here. We have all heard these words before it takes commitment to make your marriage work.
Consider athletes if there lacks commitment to training it leads to failure in the end. Do you think the All Blacks win Rugby matches without commitment? Certainly not.
Commitment to the Word of God is as necessary. The point I am trying to make is will there be the conflict if we are committed to the instruction of the Word of God. Again, I don’t think so. It all starts and ends with God.
“Lord, I pray for Your instruction. Amen.”