May 1, Saturday

UPDATED Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 15, 2013.  Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA). 

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“A Gentle Answer”

Proverbs 15:1 

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

This is a no-brainer, right? But, in practice, we continue to ignore this precept!  

Lord, help me to apply this truth. 

As for me, I have gotten into arguments with my wife because I did not apply this verse.  I am a fool. 

Men, be gentle with your words.  Be thoughtful in what you say and how you address your wife.  Sisters, be gentle with your words to the brothers.  We get defensive because you get offensive. I have seen unnecessary arguments start because we ignore this truth in my family. 

How about you? “Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19).  

Prayer: Jesus, help me to speak gently to those I love.  Amen.

Bible Reading for Today: Haggai 1-2

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