Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Camping Out On The Roof

It's one of those verses that will raise an eyebrow or two.

"Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife."  Proverbs 25:24

This dynamite statement forces us men and women to ask ourselves the following question:  Am I easy to live with?

Regardless of whether we are male or female, we are either a pleasure or a pain to others who live under our roof.  And if we're hard to be around, our family members would rather be outside the house (or even on the roof!) in peace than to be inside the house near our unpleasantness.

When our family members pull into our driveway, are they glad to see our car sitting there or are they disappointed?

When we walk into the front door of our home and say "Hey everyone, I'm home!", are our family members thrilled to hear our voices or already wishing we would turn around and leave again?

Here's my point:  Let's be easy to live with in our homes.

Be positive.

Be calm.

Be kind.

Be complimentary.

Be patient.

Be forgiving.

Be the kind of person that other family members want to be around.

If we are easy to live with, our families will be thrilled to be inside the home with us.

If we are difficult to live with, our families may grab their pillows and blankets so they can camp out on the roof of our homes rather than stay inside our homes with us.

Be easy to live with today.

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