Forgiveness · Love · Prayer

A Gentle Answer

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

There was probably a time or two, or maybe even ten when we have gotten into a disagreement with our spouse. The easiest thing to do is to defend our own precious self or to even attack our spouse. But usually that makes the situation even worse, making the other spouse more upset. We all have different personalities and may tend to deal with anger differently, but Scriptures tell us “In your anger, do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26).

It is usually a human’s natural reaction to to get angry and hostile when an argument happens. But God calls us to not sin even when we are angry. It is one of the most difficult things for a human to do. Proverbs gives us a little clue as to what to do when another person is angry with us. It calls us to use kind and gentle words.

Who wants to say gentle words when anger is in the air? However, it works like a miracle! The devil doesn’t stand a chance when we pray for God’s strength and wisdom in a hostile situation. The love of Jesus is so powerful, and His kindness so great, that when we show others His love, they suddenly feel less angry. That’s the power of kind words!
Him+Her Weekly Goal

When a disagreement arises, consult God with a prayer, and try using your kind words.


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