A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
How are we to respond when people speak harshly to us and persecute us for the name of Christ? We are called to respond in love. We are not called to respond in anger or to use harsh words for those who would speak against us. We live in a world of lost and broken people. People are blinded by the lies and deceptions of Satan. When we operate in the flesh we simply fuel the anger and hatred against us and it avails to nothing.
But when we respond in love by the leading of the Holy Spirit we make an impact for God’s kingdom. People today are use to the coldness and lovelessness of most people. Jesus said because of the increase of sin that the love of most would grow cold. Sin continues to increase upon the earth and the hardness and bitterness of people continues to increase. We are called to be a light in this dark hour. We are called to be filled with the love of Christ and be led by the Holy Spirit in all things. May we simply be the sons and daughters God has called us to be.