Proverbs 15:1 – April 20, 2019

A mild answer turns back wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NABRE      A gentle approach is wise; follower of God or not. Solomon is not advising that we compromise truth and say what is wrong is really right. Rather, he is counselling us to have a gentle spirit and a conciliatory attitude when we disagree with others. This approach can make whatever issue less heated and help us to settle the…

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James 1:19 – April 14, 2019

Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, James 1:19 NABRE      James opening the letter to his community speaks about the inner conflicts and temptations that can influence our response to trials. He speaks of persevering in temptation and that temptation does not come from God. James is not writing to say we should overcome sinful impulses by our own effort. Rather, he advises Christians to…

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