So Dave posted a talk today.
Around the 17 minute mark he said:
“When the definition was given, it was accompanied by the realization that the Lord could’ve disputed every day of His life with someone. He deliberately chose to not contend. He was not an argumentative personality. The more we contend with others, the more we are taken captive by the spirit of contention. We become subject to the spirit we submit to follow. those who are prone to contention become more contentious as they listen to that spirit. Eventually they are overcome by that spirit, and it’s a great work involving great effort to subdue and dismiss that spirit from the heart and the mind of the victim.”
I think I'm gonna shut up about the G&S now for awhile.