THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A wise man once said,
"Be sure the motor of the mind is running before engaging the gear on the tongue."
1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Light from the Word.
When someone speaks angrily toward us, it is easy to retort unkindly.
But the "wise" person will use "soft" answers, and speak kindly.
Using soft answers and speaking kindly is using knowledge “aright.”
Retorting angrily “poureth out foolishness.”
Ah! How guilty I am!
And how I wish I could call back words spoken in anger!
But words spoken are like water running over the dam.
They can never be called back.
We can only apologize and try to do better next time.
"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."
The tongue may be untamable (James 3:8 ), but
it sure should be BRIDLED (James 1:26).