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Does Proverbs Really Say It Is Better To Live Isolated Rather Than With A 'Brawling Woman' In A Wide House?

Is it better to be isolated, with a healthy relationship with God, or to be in a Holy Spirit-draining situation with a spouse, family members, friends and-or church members?

Tell us your thoughts.

Yes it is better to live in the corner of a housetop than to live in a wide house with a "brawling woman," according to the Holy Bible's Book of Proverbs.

Solomon gave that advice more than once in the book of wisdom.

To live in the corner of a roof top is to live in isolation.

When you're self-isolated for long periods, you might limit your opportunity for spiritually christening fellowships and partnerships, although, being in "isolation" is a lot different than it was before the internet made is possible to communicate with people around the world.

On the other hand, isolation by choice or due to circumstances, also limits opportunity for spiritually draining relationships.

The Lord favors a man who finds a good thing in a wife (Proverbs 21:9).

That is, if she is not contentious, is not a "brawler," is industrious, prudent, faithful, respectful and comes home at night instead of being out in the streets when her husband is away for business.

Those are some qualities to seek in a wife, according to Proverbs.

The Holy Bible also says it is not good for man to be alone. Some people might say that if Adam remained alone, then he would not have eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That therefore there would be neither sin nor death.

Some might say that it is not good for man to be alone because he cannot procreate alone. The Lord blessed and commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply humanity - to procreate (Genesis 1:28)

Blessings also fall on to those who are alone most of the time. This type of isolation demands the ability to manage lonely feelings and to focus fully on the Lord.

God sets the solitary in families and scatters His enemies (Psalm 68:6).

Not many people are absolutely isolated to the point that they have no interaction with anyone at all for long periods of time.

Jesus was isolated in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights.

After that, He was approached by the Devil. The implication is that the Devil will do the same thing to solitary Christians. Yet, Christ scattered the enemy with relative ease.

Some people will say that we are not Jesus and therefore unable to operate in the exact same manner as HIS Majesty.

The Holy Bible says that God has a special place in his heart for widows, orphans and the fatherless. All candidates for being isolated due to circumstances. He is a very present help in times of trouble.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous. And the Lord delivers them out of them all.

The Lord knows what we need. We are predestined to be His elect. Therefore, His protection is inevitable for us. That does not mean that we can go auto-pilot. We must live, fight and pray for guidance to our destiny in the Kingdom of God.

Jesus Christ prayed in isolation when he felt extreme sorrow on the night that He was railroaded and eventually crucified.

John the Revelator was isolated as a prisoner on Patmos Island when he received the vision and supernatural visits for the Book of Revelation.

The apostle Paul taught that the one who is single has more time to devote to God than those who are married.

In weighing the pros and cons for both sides of the debate, tell us what you think.



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