Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
What words are you speaking? Are they soft or grievous? Are you spoken words of love or hate? Are your words joining people together as one or are they separating and causing division among them? Are your words healing or hurting others?
Proverbs 12:18-The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
The Bible has a lot to say about guarding the tongue and being careful what you say. But it has even more to say about speaking the right words, using words to heal, benefit and build people up ajd not hurt and tear them down.
If we all could be honest for a moment, we know that it is better to give a soft answer than a grievous one. We all have been hurt or offended by the words of someone and we know how it makes us feel, therefore, be very careful of the words you speak for it may save someone’s life.
When our words are those of healing and comfort and not wrath and condemnation, we are more likely to have others not only hear what we are saying, but we are also put in a position to use the opportunity to convince more people of their need for salvation and the Gospel truth. Condemnation through harsh words turns the heart into a angry and hateful heart.
Let us start today in reducing our chances of making more enemies by using words that heal instead of words that bring about hatred and disunity.
We can start by speaking words that are seasoned with salt. Colossians 4:6-Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
By daily putting into practice the love of God through the Word of God is the key to speaking soft words and not wrath.
One of the most difficult things to do, Christian or not is staying calm and giving a soft answer when someone is attacking you in a nasty disrespectful way with angry, painful and insulting words.
Although it may seem difficult to respond with soft words because giving a soft answer goes against our nature, it is possible through the Holy Spirit that dwells within us that we are able to do just that.
James 3:17- But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
When we give a soft answer instead of a grievous one, it honors God and it puts out fires of anger and rage.
People of God, think before you speak! Proverbs 19:20 Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 15:18-A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger appeases strife.
What words are you speaking? Are they soft or grievous words? Are your words healing others or hurting?
Ponder these questions on today and seek the Word of God to help you make a change in the words you speak if you have been speaking words that produces wrath, anger and enemies.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for divine wisdom that is only found in Him and in His Word.