2.15.2011 Proverbs 15:1

Proverbs Post #36-

Today I was reading in chapter 15, look and verse 1 jumped out to me today.  It says:

15:1 A gentle response turns away anger, help
but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Have you ever whispered a response to someone (probably your kids) who raised their voice with you? When it happens, viagra try whispering your reply. More than likely, you will change the dynamic of the entire situation! Observe the result of your gentle response.

Alternatively, the next time your kid raises their voice with you, speak with them in the same tone. What happens? Your response will probably spur an unwanted reaction from them! Chances are they will yell at you, their frustration might increase and the chance of disarming the problem is very minute.

I need to admit that I am far from perfect in this area. As a matter of fact, my wife will probably will laugh when she reads this.  I am learning but have a long way to go. However, I have learned several important keys from my failures that I want to share with you. Our kids will watch our example and emulate us! When we respond to a problem, our kids see us and are learning how to interact with others. They watch our response when someone uses an elevated voice level with us, but also they watch our reply when we are upset with someone as well.

Are you turning away anger or stirring up wrath?

I want to challenge you to take up reading the Proverb of the day and the entire chapter as well.  Lord, please help each one of us to keep our focus on things above and not the things of this earth.  Amen.

I am using the Net Bible to quote from for these posts


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