Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention but with the well advised is wisdom.
This verse is a simple statement from Proverbs that holds profound truth for life. So much of today’s society teaches us that we have rights. I find that when I decide that “it’s my right” to tell someone what I think is right to do, my pride rears its ugly head. Maybe my thoughts about the situation are factually right, but my attitude is wrong and the fighting and contention that follow are the direct result of my pride. This is a simple truth that I must continually remind myself of so that when I want my way because I think “it’s my right” to have or do something, I can avoid contention by being well-advised! May the Lord help us put away our pride and in turn put away our contention!