A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
Gospel Light used this verse as a song when I was VBS director at my former church, probably about 7 years or so ago. I try SO HARD to always choose my words carefully because I know that one slip of the tongue (literally) can be the difference from speaking in LOVE and speaking harshly. I know how it feels to be on the receiving end of what you feel is an attack. When you phrase your words correctly, gently, it prevents you from saying something very hurtful to someone else. If someone’s words hurt you, you want to hurt them back. Let’s don’t live that way, sisters. Let’s ask the Lord to always help us choose our words wisely that will appease a situation and not inflame it.
SO true! Sometimes it is hard to speak the right words when you don’t know what to say. There has been many of times where my words were taken the wrong way. I also am a blunt person by nature so I have to control what I am saying much more than those who are not blunt. I find I ‘tell it how it is’ so choosing my words wisely and making sure to say things out of love is a necessary thing for me. Learning as I go!