BIBLICAL VIEW: SOFT ANSWERS (10)

(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Introduction

Proverbs 15:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

2. "Grievous words" examples in the Bible...

a) Rehoboam

1 Kings 12:12-15 New Living Translation (NLT)

12 Three days later Jeroboam and all the people returned to hear Rehoboam’s decision, just as the king had ordered. 13 But Rehoboam spoke harshly to the people, for he rejected the advice of the older counselors 14 and followed the counsel of his younger advisers. He told the people, “My father laid heavy burdens on you, but I’m going to make them even heavier! My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions!”

15 So the king paid no attention to the people. This turn of events was the will of the Lord, for it fulfilled the Lord’s message to Jeroboam son of Nebat through the prophet Ahijah from Shiloh.
  
The End ... 

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