Proverbs 15:1 – Harsh Words

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 10:1‐11:15, John 6:43‐71, Psalm 107:1‐43, Proverbs 15:1‐3

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.


  • A response can change the other person’s emotions.
  • To answer softly / gently / carefully turns away wrath.
    • In conflict, this is the opposite of human nature.
  • A harsh word stirs up or increases anger.

Apply: Consciously look for ways to give soft answers today vs. harsh words.

Do you know anyone in your past that used soft answers in a Biblical way?


2 thoughts on “Proverbs 15:1 – Harsh Words

    • Wow, Kari, thank you. If that is what you see, it is Jesus. I can think of several times in the last few weeks where I let harsh words stir up anger. I pray that God takes over my quick and harsh responses and still show me when to speak boldly when when I should.

      Keri, one of your great gifts is encouragement and joy. When people like you are around, it helps chase anger from conversations.

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