Thursday, November 10, 2011
A soft answer...
"A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger. " (Prov.15:1)
Of all the verses I remember being used in my home as I grew up... this one may have been quoted the most often.
I KNOW, not think... but I KNOW the truth of these words. I have lived them out both ways so many times, and never have I found a harsh word to be healing, to me or to the person receiving it.
I've told my husband, and he has told me... 'it's the WAY you said it'... it either brings a good and productive response, or makes me want to stand straight up and explain how wrong he is!
This quote caught my eye on Pinterest one day, as I thought... this is not anything new, God spoke about it right from the beginning, and He knew it was something we needed to learn.
It's not 'my way' or 'your way', but the RIGHT way... God's way!
I've never been disappointed when I obey God on this. Instead, I am blessed, the 'fire' is quickly extinguished, and peace returns.
Posted by Sonja Goodson at 10:34 AM