“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Proverbs 15:1 New King James Version
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words cause quarrels.”
Proverbs 15:1 The Living Bible
Have you ever noticed in life that when you have gotten into a disagreement with someone that the way the “conversation” progresses hinges upon the way that you respond? If you answer back harshly, in most cases, it causes the same kind of response (or worse) to arise from the other person? However, if you answer softly, or, in a gentle manner, it keeps things from getting out of hand. This is so important to us in our communications with one another. We cannot afford to be in strife because of its damaging effects. The next time that you get into a “discussion”, remember the effect of a soft answer. It will save you from a lot of trouble.
Scripture reading: Proverbs 14:29; 17:14