“A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.” (Proverbs 15:1-6)
These are good words to follow in today’s world. With Satan stirring up unsaved and evil people in the world we should be careful in public. These verses are telling us that the power for good and evil that is in people’s tongues is powerful. In a bad situation a soft word will often disarm an angry man, whereas harsh words would stir up great anger in them.
It says the eyes of the Lord are in every place. A wise God-fearing person believes in a God who is always there, everywhere, all the time. He is watching both good and evil in this world.
The wholesome tongue in verse four should be understood as the healing tongue. The healing tongue issues forth healing speech, something we all could use more of these days.
In this verse we see the world is filled with young men and women who think their insights are superior to those of their father and mother. I’ve found this to be true of many young people.
It seems the fool (and we all were there when we were young) seldom cares for the advice of someone who has been down that path before him or her. The young are usually filled with self-confidence, making them feel no need for the slightest assistance.
“In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.” (Proverbs 15:6)
Whatever riches the wicked may pile up, they will never be truly rich; for they have no part in the true riches of righteousness and salvation.
I hope this will help you as you try to live in this insane evil world we are living in today. Let’s try to bring some good into this world by living by God’s words, and by the way Christ lived while He was here with us.
All glory to God
His humble servant Lee M Buchanan