Turn Away From Wrath

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. – Proverbs 15:1

When you are being confronted by an angry person, yelling, or insulting you, it can be tempting to fight back. However, such actions will not solve the problem; instead, it can actually make it worse. It is like throwing gasoline on a burning flame. The solution is not to insult or yell back at an angry person, but to answer calmly or gently. The book of Proverbs says that this is an effective way of dealing with wrath. We are not to feed their anger or participate in their sin, we are called to love. Jesus even taught the same principles. He said, if someone smites you on the right cheek, turn the other also. The Apostle in the Book of Romans chapter 12 says we should not recompense evil with evil, but recompense evil with good. Remember, our goal is to win souls and not to fight them


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