(April 17) When Ramen Noodles are Better than Filet Mignon -- meditation on Proverbs 17:1

Proverbs 17:1 says, “Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife.” I don’t know about you, but a dry morsel does not sound real appetizing. It sounds pretty bland and unfulfilling. In contrast, feasting sounds pretty good. When I think of feasting, I think of lots of food and many choices and eating until I am completely satisfied. So what would ever lead an inspired author to say that a dry morsel can be more pleasing than great feasting? The answer is that it is a house full of arguing, bickering and conflict that makes a feast so undesirable. The Bible says that living in a home full of constant conflict and never-ending strife is so depressing, so defeating and so deflating that it would be more joyful to have only a dry morsel to eat and do so in peace, than to have a great feast but have to eat it in a