Read Proverbs 15

v 1          A gentle answer deflects anger,
            but harsh words make tempers flare.

            It is all too easy to respond to harshness with harshness.

v 2        The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing,
            but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.

            Wise conversation draws thoughtful listeners.

v 4        Gentle words are a tree of life;
            a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

            Gentle conversation builds people rather than knock them down.

v 23      Everyone enjoys a fitting reply;
            it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!

            There is a right time to speak, and a time to hold back.

v 28      The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking;
            the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.

            Engage brain before opening mouth!

v 31      If you listen to constructive criticism,
             you will be at home among the wise.

            Don’t be afraid of criticism from wiser people.

Thursday 28th January Daily Notes from The Hub