Today's daily devotion

A Gentle Answer

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.—Proverbs 15:1 NIV
Next time you are tempted to speak harshly against another who has hurt you, stop for a moment. Is the problem as serious as you’re making it? Will your words improve the situation, lead to a solution, or only show your anger? Whatever you say, be compassionate and caring. Set your mind on mending the relationship.

Keep me, God, from stirring up anger. Help me use words that comfort and heal.

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