bible based christian daily devotional

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Softer is better!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (10:13 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

How often, in all the issues we have to deal with talking with people, we know or we feel we are right; our idea, our position, our interpretation is it, and we're ready to fight for it. Forget the fact that we may not be, or that there might be something we're completely ignorant of. The truth is that sometimes we know better, and sometimes we don't.

But the scripture teaches us, and I've learned from experience (most of the time), that arguing, forcefulness, and violence in my own voice are almost guaranteed to start a futile and ugly war of words. People are naturally defensive, and often, naturally offensive. But I can be the one to break the pattern…with a gentle answer.

If my heart attitude is “Come, let us reason together, hear each other out, respect each other, speak softly, and trust the Lord for the outcome", and my tone of voice carries that spirit, I can actually help the other person to calm down and prevent a war. The fruit of the spirit is…..self control. What a blessing! Do you want to start a fight…..or finish one? Give a gentle answer today and see what the Lord does!

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

3 Responses to “Softer is better!”

  1. John Says:

    When Jesus through out the people in front of the temple, did he ask them to come together and reason together? NO! HE fiercely through them out! We must be able to be forceful, especially Christian Men. Recently a lot of Christian men have lost their backbone, something that Christ requires. Do not be afraid to scream out "PIT OF VIPERS!"

  2. Brady Says:

    In response to the first man's response:

    I believe that you are confusing the differences in settings. I believe that the author is talking about differences in opinion between believers not matters of doctrine. Jesus was driving them out of the temple for turning the house of God into a market place. The other thing that we have to remember is that Jesus is perfect – sinless, and we are not. But I do believe that if we see other believers teaching or doing things that go against the teachings of scripture than we should make a stand for correct doctrine, but not for differences of opinion or idea.

  3. Marquis Kaser Says:

    The fear of getting behind the wheel is an incidious condition – practically self-feeding. What I mean is that avoidance of getting gives the sufferer a sense of basic safety, a really good experience, if you will, which reinforces the phobia. Not to mention, the most significant outcome is quite often seclusion from signficant connections – face the facts, we live in an urban sprawl modern society and it usually takes some type of transportation to in physical form connect. Fortunately, there are therapies that can help individuals get out. Thanks very much for taking time to write you blog as this is a very important topic!

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 1/30/2015
Worthy Brief - 1/29/2015
Worthy Brief - 1/28/2015
Worthy Brief - 1/27/2015
Worthy Brief - 1/26/2015
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Russia and Iran Sign Deal to Expand Military Cooperation
    Saudi King's Health Connected to End Times According to some Shiites
    Iran-Backed Militias Receiving U.S. Weapons
    Europe's Islam Debate Erupts as Paris Killers at Large
    Terrorist Attack Carried Out in Paris
    Russia Reserves Vanish and Faces an Economic 'Perfect Storm'
    Islamic State Driven by Apocalypse Prophecies
    Israel News
    Israel Closes Three Islamic Charities for Causing Unrest on Temple Mount
    Freedom of Information Act May Force DOD to Declassify Report on Israel Nuclear Program
    US: Palestine not a state, does not qualify for ICC membership
    Archaeologists find possible site of Jesus’ trial in Jerusalem
    US weighs cutting aid to Palestinians over ICC move
    Islamic State Recruiting in West Bank
    Immigration to Israel Breaks Records in 2014
    U.S. News
    U.S. Senate Passes Terrorism Insurance Bill
    Eleven Earthquakes in North Texas Over the Past 27 hours
    Supreme Court is set to meet on Gay Marriage Issue
    Boehner Escapes Defeat, Reelected House Speaker
    Congress Returns With Eyes on Iran and the Palestinian Authority
    FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed to Spy on Cell Phone Calls In Public
    Obama says Executive Order on Immigration Legally Justified by Congress' Inaction
    Christian News
    Syrian Christian sends Desperate Letter from Aleppo
    Two Christians Fined by Kazakhan courts
    India MP Vows Death for Hindus converting to Christ
    Kenya: Christian Shot to Death Outside Church
    Zimbabwe Authorities Threaten Christian Ministry
    Online Petition Aimed at Obama
    Nigerian Government Urged to Rebuild Churches
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Softer is better!