Here's David Chadwick with today's Bible Minute.
Proverbs 15:1 reads, "A soft answer turns away wrath." What wise words from Solomon. Most all of us, I bet, have experienced many times when someone has criticized us, or stepped on our toes, or done something we don't like, and we fly forth with some kind of anger toward them. And then they give some kind of anger that's in greater retaliation against us.
And the cycle of retaliation grows and grows. If only we could learn Solomon's wise teaching. When someone criticizes us, give a soft answer. Don't respond in kind.
For the truth is, if we respond with a gentle response, we will deescalate the problem and it will soon go away.
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