Answer Gently

Resist the urge to be angered by another’s words or actions. Allow the Spirit of God to guide you in wisdom and peace—giving you an answer that calms the storm.

Proverbs 15:1 — A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.

Proverbs 16:24 —Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb—sweet to the soul and healing for the body.a]”>[a]

Proverbs 21:23 — Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.

Ephesians 4:29 — Let no harsh talk be heard from your mouths, but only what is good for building up people and meeting the need of the moment.a]”>[a] This way you will administer grace to those who hear you.

Psalm 19:14 — May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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