Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24

Greetings: God bless you this day!

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Our mouths are
speaking right from our hearts. The difficulty with having a "gentle
answer" is that the character trait of self-control has to be developed
first. If we look at the fruits of the Spirit, the last is self-control. It starts
with love and ends with self-control. We all have the ability to speak
gentle and kind words to each other. However we do not want gentle
or kind words when we've been mistreated or criticized. These situations
require self-control, so we can watch and answer with gentle and kind
words. (Daily Disciples Devotional)

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

To be honest, self-control is what I'm still working on. When I've been
mistreated or criticized gentle and kind words are the furtherest thing
from my mind!

Know I prayed for you Today. Blessings-Freda

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