The spirit of strife is detrimental to any believer’s spiritual growth. Here are eleven verses all from the Book of Proverbs that reveal the deadly effects of strife among families, friends and brethren. Let all ardent Christ followers beware!
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, [is like] one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.