Daily Wisdom 349: Proverbs 15:17

Proverbs 15:17 (NKJV) — 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.

The relationship between possessions and the right attitude toward one another. It is love that creates a happy home, not luxury and riches. It is love that makes a dinner a joyous occasion, not the quantity or quality of food. (See Proverbs 17:1.)

The atmosphere around the table should be one of tranquility and love. Parents who use mealtime to correct their children or to bring up unpleasant subjects are making a mistake. Food cannot be properly digested when one is tense or angry. Parents should work at creating an atmosphere of peace for family meals.