A Peaceful Home

By: Steve Negley

Posted: March 9, 2017

Category: Daily Devotional

Better is a dry morsel with quiet
than a house full of feasting with strife

Proverbs 17:1

If you know me, you know that I love a good meal. (And good to me means something that I like and plenty of it.) I consider feasting one of the pleasurable activities in life.

I am doubly blessed, though, because I enjoy my regular feasts in a quiet, peaceful home.

The writer of Proverbs wished such blessings on God’s people. And he said that the quiet and peaceful part was the better blessing. He wrote that we could forgo the feast if it came with strife.

We can do our part to make these blessings a reality. Tension and strife often happens as a result of the actions and attitudes of two or more people. We can start by looking at ourselves. That’s where we can have the most control over a change in the situation.


Dear God, if there is strife in my house, let me see what part I play. Guide me to actions and attitudes that reflect your Spirit within me. And then let me know if I have chosen the right place for feasting. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.