Thursday, June 18, 2009

Think on These Things Thursday

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

It is so easy to let our tongues get away from us and to say the opposite of what we should say! As James tells us, the tongue can not be tamed. HOWEVER it can be controlled. We can change the way a situation is viewed for a long time to come by our response to it. If we are kind and have a soft answer, people won't be angry. If we have an angry/negative response people will probably become angry.

This is such a simple principle, but so hard to follow sometimes. It IS so important, though.

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