“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: I believe the number one thing that causes disagreements is our desire to get even or to be right. If you ever observe kids who get into a fight, it’s always he or she started it. Most people will not accept being guilty of wrong. If we would be quick to hear rather than to answer, we could probably save ourselves much trouble and heartache. Solomon says that a soft answer turneth away wrath. In other words, think about what you are about to say before you say it. Sometimes, you may just need to say, ‘I am sorry’, or just say nothing at all. If we must answer, then choose words that will edify and not create division or argument.
Sing: To be like Jesus! To be like Jesus! On earth I long to be like Him. All through life’s journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.
Thought For Today: Death and life are in the power of the tongue.