A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. (Proverbs 15:1-2)
Today's Morsel: Do you ever wondered how fights get started? They often get started by words. Someone says something that the other person doesn't like and the exchange of harsh words pursue. The same way that it takes two to tango, it takes two to fight. If we would be wise, we would walk away and not allow ourselves to be drawn into confrontation that could lead to hurt and anger. Solomon said that a soft answer turns away wrath. Of all the kings of Israel, Solomon was the only one that Israel did not have war under. They went for forty years without war. Solomon was a man of much wisdom. He said that the wise uses knowledge the correct way. Are you one of those that feels you have to get the last word in? Do you feel as though when someone says something that you do not like that you have to respond to their words? Remember, a soft answer turns away anger. So don't feel as though you have to say anything when someone speaks ill of you or says something that you don't like, as "He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding" (Proverbs 17:27-28).
Sing: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thou sight, O' Lord. Let the words that I say, be pleasing unto thee, that they bring glory unto you, O' Lord!