Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
As I read this verse, I thought about what a difference it would make in this world if people would just learn to talk to each other in the right way. The world today is a small place thanks to the technology age in which we live. News travels around the word in minutes via internet and television. Foolish choices that people make that would have gone unnoticed in past times can instigate all kinds of trouble and even put others in danger because of the way we choose to express ourselves.
Yes, as a Christian, I firmly believe that God, the Creator of all we recognize as reality, and Jesus Christ His Son provide the only acceptable foundation for determining truth and morality through the pages of scripture. My desire is to be bold in my faith and share what I believe to be true, but not with the intent to anger and/or endanger others. The scripture tells us that we are responsible to speak the truth, but we should speak that truth in love.
Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.”
Ephesians 4:14–15 “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ....”
There are many in this world today who choose to mock the beliefs of others in such a way as to make a name for themselves, anger others and/or instigate trouble. We who claim the name Christian should always measure our words and actions by how they reflect on our Lord and Savior. We need to be ever aware that God knows everything we do and say.
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