Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12

Being around someone who is harsh or yells at you will wear on you and cause you to second guess your decision to be in that job, relationship, or marriage. For many it is fight or flight. A person can only deal with it for so long before they decide to either quit that job or end that relationship. Proverbs 15:1 says: A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. At some point, each of us have had to deal with a bully in our lives, if you haven’t, you are probably the bully. We need to examine ourselves and the way we treat others. If they have done something against us or the Word of God, they should be gently restored. Accusations and cruelty only cause anger and hurt feelings. Be careful with your words and your tone, because you never know what’s going through the other person's mind as you are unloading on them. They may grow tired of fighting and turn and walk away or worse, they could give up. Don’t be that person that sends someone over the edge.

In this verse in Galatians 6:1 it is talking about restoring someone who has sinned. I may have stretched it a little to use this verse in my devotional, but it is Biblical to be kind. It made me think about how we need to be more loving in our words and tone of voice.

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Galatians 6:1

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