Proverbs 15:22-23 New International Version (NIV)
22 Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.
23 A person finds joy in giving an apt reply--
and how good is a timely word!
GOOD ANSWER ~
Proverbs 15:1-4 New International Version (NIV)
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,
keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
GOOD ANSWER ~
The eyes of the Lord are everywhere
I don't like it when someone speak harsh to me. I am not a kid and I deserve the respect of others. The verse above speaks of a harsh word stirs up anger. I can totally see how this verse is true. A verse above also speaks of a soothing tongue is a tree of life. I love kindness and treating others the way I would like to be treated. It has taken me time to let go of hards words and actions of others. Not everyone is kind and words are hurt so bad.
Hebrews 4:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Good answer is kind words and wisdom before you speak. Reading the Bible brings life to us. It directs us and saves us from doing wrong. Allowing God to make us and mold us into the image of Jesus and go about doing good. My prayers continue for each of the readers of my blog, your family and friends. We can purpose this a good day and give good answers in life.