Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1 NIV
Can you identify the source of strife in your home? Don’t just look at the conflicts. Resist the temptation to think that all of the strife is because of one person. Usually there is much more underneath the surface in order to find the core of strife.
Solomon is reminding us that we can have peace with very little around us. How many times have we thought that the addition us “stuff” would bring happiness? Maybe you think it is a change of job, the purchase of anything new to your life, or just adding change itself will lead you to the place of peace.
Solomon reminds us that peace is comfortable in quietness. Peace is not hurried. Peace doesn’t come in any new wrappings. Peace is first found inward and not outward. Even if you fall behind in the daily task of managing a home…peace can be found sitting beside a dry piece of bread waiting on you.
You will never be able to control the outward circumstances enough to gain the peace that you desire. Peace comes as we receive it from the Prince of Peace, Jesus. Our best attempts are like trying to hold peace together with a sieve that lets it drip away from us.
May you receive peace today. May it envelope you like the smell of freshly baked bread. May you know peace intimately as the Prince of Peace desires for you to have it.
Blessings Love y’all