“Anger is one letter short of DANGER.” ~ Unknown
“A gentle answer turns away wrath,but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)
“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15:18 (NIV)
When anger rises within you, consider the power within a softly spoken word. An enemy who is hard of hearing and unable to discern shouts of fury will strive to ascertain a whispered reply. Although you may FEEL like yelling out complaints, you will get more notice and consideration if you avoid harsh words and a loud unfriendly tone.
Using a soft and gentle voice in the midst of a problematic situation helps to move one forward in remedying matters of contention. On the other hand, angry words and a loud reply only serve to agitate a pot of discord.
Outbursts of anger sheathe a deeper…
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