Plea for Grace

Plea for Grace June 15, 2022

Posted on: June 15, 2022

Proverbs 15:1-2, 18, 23, 28, 32-33 ESV - 
1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. ... 
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention. ... 
23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! ... 
28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. 
33 The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Lord, to have the wisdom to think before I speak . . .to obey Your instruction to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger for the anger of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God (James 1:19,20) . . .to know when to say what is right as well as when not to say anything . . .Oh, Father, help me to listen to wisdom. Don’t let me ignore instruction. Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me Your law (Psalm 119:29). Help me to desire humility more than I crave honor. I need Your wisdom. I need humility. You will decide when (and if) I should have honor before men . ..

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Daily Wisdom
Psalm 15, 45, 75, 105, 135
Proverbs 15

1 Response to "Plea for Grace June 15, 2022"

One of my best examples of waiting to speak was a co-worker who always paused before she spoke, especially in potentially awkward or hurtful conversations. It wasn’t super obvious, but I observed so many times when a potentially hurtful conversation was defused. I’ve tried to practice that. It gives time for a prayer, and leads to soft words, rather than harsh words.

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