How do you react when someone says something rude or mean to you? Honestly, I’m often tempted to shoot something straight back and take them down with an angry response. Here’s some wisdom from Proverbs that’s really, really helped me:
‘A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare’ (Proverbs 15:1)
It’s so true! This has helped me get out of potentially ugly scenes in traffic, at home, all kinds of places. A gentle answer is so effective at calming everyone down. Since our mouths speak from our hearts it’s worth asking the Spirit to help us grow gentleness there too.
Proverbs 15 here: http://bit.ly/1jZ4ErO
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