A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. Proverbs 15:1-2
How often the we say something affects whether or not our words are accepted with gratitude, or rejected in anger. And though we are not to ignore or cover-up sin, the wisdom of God can teach us a lot about how and when to speak.
God’s word gives us wisdom for living, wisdom for teaching and wisdom on how to reach others with the Gospel. It also gives us wisdom in how to treat one another, as we live out our daily lives.
God’s wisdom can show us how and when to speak to others. As we live our lives, we are to walk with the Lord, we are to follow His guidance through obedience to the Holy Spirit, and by this we can be an example to those around us. We are not just followers of Jesus, we are His representatives to the world around us.