August 4 – Ouch!

Proverbs 21: 9 and 19 (The Message)

9 Better to live alone in a tumbledown shack
than share a mansion with a nagging spouse.

19 Better to live in a tent in the wild
than with a cross and petulant spouse.

Today’s devotions will be short – just like Solomon’s advice here is short and to the point. How do you treat your partner?

How much do we roll our eyes? How much do we criticize for not getting things done when we want them done? How much do we sigh dramatically when we’re not happy about something? How much do we nag? How much are we just “cross” – hard to get along with? How much do we pout?

You know – those verses are absolutely right. So just for today, let’s make sure that we don’t criticize anything our partner does – not even the tiniest bit.

In fact, let’s commit to saying and or doing at least 2 complimentary, encouraging things.

Do you think they’ll notice?

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