I don’t know why the Bible advice works. I can’t say how to measure the accuracy of what God says in the scriptures, but I have seen it be so precise that I was amazed at how different something that God says is from something that man says.
And I meditated on a Proverb today… I would like to share it with you here:
“A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger” is another with similar words.
I look at this and think about the power in the soft answer, and think of the likeness to God’s still small voice. How authority of right is resident within it, how underestimated it is….. I begin to want to be in tune with that… to attain, cultivate, manifest the quiet spirit that serves the soft answer. Intuitively I know that it is from depths of love, but it is also an assured and firm knowing.
I have very few times…very few -maybe once or twice- witnessed this soft answer that can turn away wrath and break the bone. It is so rare, but I wonder why it is so rare…. why is it so far from me?