Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday's Thought of the Day !!

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)

For some reason there are times when people just rub us the wrong way.  It might be the way that they say something.  It might be the particular mood we're in.  It might be that we're just defensive by nature.  But the advice of this proverb should be stored away in our memory so that every time we answer someone, we'll be reminded of how God would want us to do so.

No matter what someone has said or done to you, biting back with harsh words will just stir up more trouble.  The reason for this is that harsh words leave no room for forgiveness.  And forgiveness comes from love.  And love comes from God.  And so does everything good and holy.  

So when we snap with harsh words, stirring up anger, we're pushing ourselves farther from God and His love instead of bringing ourselves closer.

In the love of Christ,


Post a Comment

<< Home