All In The Delivery

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  Proverbs 15:1
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.  Proverbs 25:15, NIV

Today, my oldest’s son’s reading assignment was “The Gentle Hand” by Timothy S. Arthur.  The main character exemplifies bringing about peace and a willingness to hear with a gentle touch and soft words in contrast to various aggressive tactics.  Why do so many default to harshness?  Could it be we hear our Father’s tone distorted as a “roaring lion” rather than  the kind compassionate words Jesus demonstrated as a direct reflection of His Father?

On a day when celebrate trickery and deception, I’m thankful for a reminder of this truth: God is not mad at me, He speaks words of peace to me, and sent His Holy Spirit to comfort me.



1 Peter 5:8
John 5:19
Romans 5:1
Ephesians 2:17
John 14:16, KJV

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