A Contentious Woman

Ever encountered some unreasonable and quarrelsome women? Here is what scriptures have to say about the trouble with such women.

Proverb 21:9: It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Proverb 25:24: It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

Sometimes when scriptures reveal the fallen nature of woman, some may not take it to heart, especially those whom the Lord has blessed with a virtuous wife adorned with a meek and quiet spirit. This cautionary advice wasn’t given once but repeated twice in the book of Proverbs.

If retreating to the corner of the housetop in a wide house could hardly offer sufficient refuge and solace from a brawling woman, the intensity of the trouble is really astonishing. How much more personal space does one need to escape from such a woman is beyond measure.

Recently, two women were quarreling on the road for eight hours and they both eventually collapsed and were sent to the hospital. This is not some kind of sick joke. It happened in China and is really newsworthy.

Two Chinese Women Collapse After Arguing Nonstop For 8 Hours

If a man could hardly find peace in a wide house from a brawling woman, these two women had taken such vexatious assault to a whole new level of world record for quarreling nonstop for eight hours in open space by the road. Their stamina was indeed outstanding. Some countries’ special force could perhaps persuade these women to join them to vex their enemies to no end.

Women can be really quarrelsome. They can nag nonstop like a spoilt brat not given her favorite toy.

Proverb 27:15: A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Such continual dropping contention will surely drive one to insanity. If you think this is bad, consider what king Solomon who had a thousand women in his life had to say about some women.

1 Kings 11:3: And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:26: And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.

Pity those men who have the misfortune of marrying such women.