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Good Days #459

10  For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 11  let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12  For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:10-12)

Good things do not result from doing what is evil. While this may seem too obvious to state, many go right on doing evil things, blindly believing it will result in good for them. We are under obligation to do good things, like restraining our tongue from speaking hurtful, destructive and deceitful words. Deliberately turn away from evil, and just as resolutely pursue peace. God listens to the prayers of such a person. But, He opposes the person who does evil and expects good to result.

A Soft Answer #451

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2  The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. (Proverbs 15:1-2)

The words we speak reveal our heart. They can do much damage or much good. Please note that the “soft answer”  is strong to silence wrath when it “uses knowledge rightly”. When angry emotions rule the heart our words become harsh and foolish. Be careful to keep anger out of your heart. Otherwise, harsh and hurtful words will likely come out of your mouth and cause much damage to yourself and others. When someone is angry toward you, make up your mind to answer their wrath with soft words that are chosen by a knowledge of what is right (see James 1:19-20).