A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs:15:1
Jesus loves peacemakers. Our LORD JESUS has said in the Gospel of Matthew, “ Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of GOD”. When somebody speaks offensive of us, we tend to counter it with further anger and hurtful reactions. But instead, we can choose to be peacemakers. We can end resentment and fight the pride within us.
We can end the most heated argument with a calm and gentle answer. The Bible presses on the power of kind and soft speech, especially the book of Proverbs, which is full of wisdom, says that a wise person is one who is not quick to pick up a fight and speak up but one who maintains peace by controlling his tongue.
In fact, the bible says that soft and kind speech brings in good health and healing. Proverbs 16:24 says, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones”. So, to be happy with sweetness in our soul and health in our body, we need to practice the art of keeping calm in situations that rages us to speak up and prove our point.
Let’s be imitators of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. When his own people rejected him and condemned him to die a painful death, our LORD had nothing to hold against them, instead he seeked pardon for their sins and said, “ Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”. Let’s follow HIS example, and forgive those who offend us and be a bridge of LOVE and FORGIVENESS.