#Proverbs – Chapter 15: Gentle Answers

Scripture:
Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  

Observation:
How we choose to  answer and the tone have the power to diffuse hostile situations or create them. 

Application:
Use mental “tone check” before opening our mouths. Double check the intent of what we are saying and make sure that we are using a loving tone and not causing more dissension among ourselves. Even when we have the right motives we can sometimes not have a great delivery.

Prayer:
Lord, help me to be your servant of love. Don’t let my tongue get in the way of your intent. Help me to make sure I am conveying your intent not my own.

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