Over the last few years, have you noticed that people have become edgier, more apt to jump into debates or arguments even with perfect strangers? Road rage, disputes in stores over seemingly inconsequential things are definitely on the increase. It makes us want to shy away from interactions.
When it’s in our own homes it is even worse. “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. The wicked crave evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge. The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.” Proverbs 21:9-12
Evil is increasing. That actually shouldn’t surprise us. The Bible says that in the last days it would be like it was in the days of Noah. During the 100 years it took him to build the ark, society kept getting more violent. Evil grew until the hearts of the people were so hardened that they could not hear what Noah was telling them. They ignored the warnings. The wicked craved evil. So, it was in Noah’s day and we see it here in Proverbs. Pray that the hearts of your loved ones will not grow so hard that they refuse to listen.
Lord, right now we pray for our families. We ask, Lord, that You would speak to their hearts. We plead with You to soften them so they will listen to You.