Proverbs 21: King James Bible
Your Peace of Mind – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty one, Verse 9
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Daily Inspiration from This Verse – Your Peace of Mind
There is only one reason why it would be better to reside in a small corner somewhere, rather than inside a huge house with a brawling woman. That reason escapes a lot of people, having focused their attention on the brawling woman, rather than focusing on the intended point.
The point being made in this verse, is if you’ve resorted to dwelling in the corner of a housetop rather than the rest of the house, you’ve found a place where your peace of mind isn’t under assault. I’ve heard people use this verse as a way to win or shut down an argument with their spouse. Funny how it never seems to work.
That’s because that’s not what it’s here for. The Lord is using the spouse as an example of contention, trouble, stress, what have you. In other words, a thing that assaults your peace of mind even at home, where you should at least be able to relax.
The thing about the Word of God, is that it gives us all of the tools necessary to learn how to avoid extra or unnecessary trouble. The Lord wants for us to find and have peace of mind whenever possible.
Not only does he give us instruction to avoid things that rob us of our peace, he offers to us his very own peace, which surpasses all understanding. And if we go by the book, and seek him out regularly concerning all that we tend to, and really work on our relationship with the Father, something strange happens.
We don’t become free from stressors and problems, because no matter what, we’re still encompassed by a fallen world. What does happen, is the Lord gives us the strength to persevere through things, making us stronger, and more able to face the wind and the waves in complete peace of mind.
There are two types of people who don’t know how much of a treasure peace of mind really is. Those who have never had it, and those who have never lost it.
Those who have never had it may need to focus on some serious time with the Lord, and perhaps focus on dealing with things that aren’t put to bed. Maybe a concrete study into how the Lord works with and through us via diligence. Things left a mess doesn’t cause less stress, but adds to it.
Those who never lost it, are going to suffer terribly one day, when anything does pop up outside of their comfort zone. They’ll not have the fortitude or experience in dealing, when it comes time to deal and move on.
Clearly, the Father doesn’t want sissified children. And he would rather us avoid unnecessary trouble, and rely on him to see us through the unavoidable trouble, knowing that he will lead us through, coming out stronger on the other side.
Your focus on the Lord is never sharper, when you are facing and walking through times of trouble with your peace of mind in tact.
Related New Testament Scripture
Mark 4: King James Bible
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Mark 9: King James Bible
50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Luke 1: King James Bible
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
John 14: King James Bible
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 16: King James Bible
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Romans 8: King James Bible
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
2 Corinthians 13: King James Bible
11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Philippians 4: King James Bible
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Thank you for all that you ‘ve taught us concerning the way that leads to life, and life more abundantly. Lord, thank you for the peace of Christ Jesus, that passes all understanding. Help us to always remember you before heading into anything, so that should it turn into a storm, you will be there to still the wind and waves before us, and through your peace, may we maintain the peace of mind, and the state of being, to recognize you in all things, and to depend on you in all things, and through every trouble. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
How much faith do you display, when the enemy has stolen your peace of mind?