“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
- We have total control of how we talk to others. We must choose to either honor God or to remain prideful and self-righteous. May God be glorified in our responses.
- Do your answers induce anger or turn people from it?
Matthew 12:34 “…..For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Proverbs 14:10 “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.”
Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Proverbs 15:18 “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.”
Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.”
James 1:19-20 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
Dear Lord, please guide us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. For Your glory may it be so! Amen