"Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel." (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
"Keeping away from strife (riyb: controversy, contention, dispute, quarreling) is an honor for a man, But any fool ('eviyl: foolish man, one who despises wisdom, one who is quarrelsome and licentious) will quarrel (gala`: meddle, intermeddle, to disclose oneself, outburst)."
Keeping away from controversy and contention is an honor for a man, but one who despises wisdom will be quick to quarrel and disclose himself.
Standing up for your beliefs and just loving a good argument are surely two different things. We must learn to walk according to the Spirit and know the difference. Are you one that needs to always make your opinion known with no thought or concern of the outcome? I don’t know about you but I want to be seen as wise in the eyes of God above all else. Today, may we, His Ambassadors, live lives of honor before God and man.