Do You Balance Work and Family? (Proverbs 17:1)

Better is a dry morsel with quiet
than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:1 ESV

Peace is invaluable.

You can’t buy it, no matter how wealthy you are. But don’t we see it sacrificed all the time? Sometimes we sacrifice it ourselves.

We work constantly, eyes glued to our phones. Scrolling through our emails and instant messages. With the pandemic shifting many of us to remote work, this means the boundaries between our jobs and our lives often wear thin.

In today’s verse, a “dry morsel” means a modest lifestyle.

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How God Gets Glory

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45 NIV

Have you ever wondered why God is so humble?

  • He created the universe with a word.
  • He raises the dead.
  • He calms stormy seas.
  • He sits on an eternal throne.
  • He walks on waves.

…and we could keep listing reasons God is so glorious!

However, today’s verse brings us something unexpected.

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