A gentle answer avoids anger

A Gentle Answer

“A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words stirs up wrath.” – Proverbs 15:1

God wants us to be gentle people and peacemakers. It is not enough to avoid unnecessary arguments and strife, but when others try to begin a fight with us, we should try to deflect their harsh words with a gentle answer.

If we respond to harsh words with more harsh words, it raises a passion and flames the fury.

The general principle is to avoid contentions with others that commonly arise from pride, ambitions, jealosy, and sinful emotions, and try to preserve the peace – as much as possible. Matthew Henry once said, “A right cause will be better pleaded with meekness rather than with passion.”

– Luis Joseph Castle

#ChristsResponseToMansAnger #BecomeAPeacemaker #AvoidArgumentsAndStrife #ASoftAnswer


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