Notes on Patience – Soft Answers

Patience is something that is tested in my life every day, as I am sure it is for most of us. I thought that perhaps it would be a good idea for me to begin a study that was a bit more in depth so that I could know how to gain a self-mastery that I do not have right now. I hope that my readers will enjoy following this series of posts on patience and that it may help someone else out there, as much as it has helped me. To see more posts, check out Notes on Patience

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)

15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. (Proverbs 25:15)

  • A mark of a patient person, is one who can give a “soft answer” rather than “grievous words”. I want to be able to communicate with others without getting them worked up. Once you put someone on the defensive, the conversation has stopped being effective in any other way then to make them offended. I think this goes along with thinking before I say anything too quickly. I don’t think a soft answer means strictly soft in volume, but it does mean soft in effect on another. A soft answer is communication without hidden agendas, or sarcasm. A soft answer is genuine, caring and kind and so much more powerful than any other way of speaking.
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