Sunday, September 15, 2019
Daily Devotion: A Soft Answer
Bible Reading: Proverbs 15
Key Verse: Verse 1 - “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
Key Words: A soft answer turneth away wrath
The best way to unarm an angry man is with soft words. The soft word doesn’t carry near the sting or the pain as something hard does.
Chapter fifteen deals with our words. On at least seven occasions you find the words tongue, lips, mouth, and words.
Solomon says that our words should be wise (verse 2), wholesome (verse 4), knowledgeable (verse 7), timely (verse 23), pleasant (verse 26), controlled (verse 28), and lastly soft (verse 1).
As an elderly woman prepared to park her large expensive car, a young college student cut her off and stole her parking spot. Now that was neither chivalrous nor wise, but it gets worse. The young driver jumped from his car and sarcastically said, “Oh, to be young and fast!” poking fun at the elderly lady. Later when the student returned to his car, he was appalled. The elderly woman was using her big car as a battering ram to demolish his little car. The lady powered down her window, smiled and said, “You may be young and fast, but oh, to be old and rich!”
Don’t you think his words stirred her anger? I remind you, “A soft answer turneth away wrath.”
What to do:
What To Do:
✞ Keep your answers soft, and I might add, brief.
✞ Remember, “A fool uttereth all his mind.”
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