Bible Reading: Proverbs 15.1-2
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
We all have been in that position where we said something that we wished we could take back. What we say and how we say things can get us in trouble. Solomon encourages us to watch our mouths when it comes to our words and tone.
We have a choice on how we can respond to someone when spoken to. We can either respond with a gentle and tender response or with painful and hurtful words. When we respond harshly we cause things to flare up and escalate when a gentle response could have let to something good and better.
We must be wise and not foolish with our words. This has nothing to do with the quantity of words. It instead is about considering what one says before a word is spoken. It is wise to think before you speak.
God has given us the gift of speech and the ability to communicate. It can be used to do good or evil. We need God’s help to communicate for good and rightly. Let us use our words for the good of others and for the glory of God.
Memory Verse: There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 14.12