Harsh Words Make Tempers Flare

Proverbs 15:1 says “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.”

Think about it. Have you ever tried to argue with someone in a whisper? It is equally hard to argue with someone who insists on answering gently. On the other hand, a rising voice and harsh words almost always trigger an angry response.

So the challenge is to turn away wrath and seek peace. To do this, choose gentle words and express them with love in your heart. Reflecting the heart of Jesus when you speak brings peace between you and others.

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