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Friday, July 20

Soft and Gentle

Today's reading: Proverbs 15:1, 4

Proverbs 15:1 and 4 let us know without a doubt that what we say and how we say it are important to God. I was drawn to the appealing picture painted by the words in these two verses.

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

"A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit" (Proverbs 15:4).

How would you explain the wisdom of responding with a "soft answer" and using a "gentle tongue" with another person? What message do these verses reveal about the impact our tone and manner of speech have on those around us? How will you use your tongue to be a "tree of life" today? Tami

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