Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 5, 2011

It's a word we do not use much these days, but it's significance and application may be all around us. We may even be quarrelsome ourselves.

Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
                                                   - 2 Timothy 2:23,24 TNIV

2 Timothy contains a series of short instructions from Paul to his student. Here's another one-liner. In the Spirit of Christ, Paul urges the disciple to avoid being argumentative. Whoa! Just stomp on my toes, Paul. Yet, Paul also brings us wisdom. To be quarrelsome, and to be known for it, is to become isolated. "Stay away from Dale, he'd argue with a possum." And to be such a person is to sacrifice an opportunity to lead others in Christ.

Quarrelsome: Not a description we want written about us. "Kind to everyone, able to teach..." That's better.


Dale Patterson