Spiritual Warfare: 'Kindness Kills Anger and Wisdom Calms Others'

God's Power for Our Battles — Saturday, March 26, 2022

A gentle answer will calm a person’s anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger. Wise people use knowledge when they speak, but fools pour out foolishness.
— Proverbs 15:1-2 NCV

Today's Prayer

Lord, I’ve spoken loud and fast so often in the past. Now I realize this upsets others and breeds anger, and I also see how this is a foolish approach. Forgive me, Lord, and help others to forgive me, too. From now on help me to speak slowly, softly, and calmly when I face a tense or difficult situation. Help me to bring peace and gentleness to those around me who need it most. Fill me with Your Spirit so I can help bring others closer to You. I want to be a part of the solution in the future instead of causing the problems to become worse. Remind me to stop when I’m about to be loud and angry, Lord, and help me to listen for that small, still voice in the heat of the moment. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Saturday, March 26, 2022

A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"[God said:] "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.""
A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes...."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Friend, You have been blessed with great honor to be included at My table of grace! When you come and remember Me at what you call "the Lord's....."

Illustration

Illustration of Proverbs 15:1-2 NCV —  A gentle answer will calm a person’s  anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger.   Wise people use knowledge when they speak, but fools pour out foolishness.

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.