You can’t control what another person says. But if someone’s angry words ignite a conversation, you can stall an emotional explosion.
Proverbs 15:1 says, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Harsh, angry words + gentle answers don’t seem to fit together.
But it’s God’s way.
The loud, angry person sounds tough. But the person that replies with a gentle answer is stronger.
Try it some time.
A surprisingly gentle answer can prevent an angry spark from detonating an outburst…or damaging a relationship.
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”– Proverbs 15:1