I read this twice and felt the Holy Spirit really impressed upon me the importance of how to stop quarreling in its tracks - don’t engage! The words shouted at me. Vs 20 “ where there is no whisper, quarreling ceases.”
I also love the wisdom and kept coming in verses 4-5 today “answer not a fool according to his folly lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly lest he be wise in his own eyes.”
We need to remember in the volatile time where everyone has an opinion, God says to not engage - everyone has an opinion and many are fools. We know this because most of the things being said are completely against scripture. If the people saying them are not saved, we can’t expect them to adhere to the same standard we have. So, therefore speaking with them about it and engaging would be the same as talking to a fool. According to scripture, the best thing to do and the only thing to do would be to love them like Christ and to let the Holy Spirit do the convicting. Be ready to share the truth. And when questions are asked - LOVE!!