Having a soft heart is paramount to being a Good Christian. It can also be a deterrent to wrath.
A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.
2The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.
3The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.
4A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.
Commentary: 15:1 A gentle (lit.; “soft”) answer can dispel a potentially tense situation by dissolving a person’s wrath. Being conciliatory in such a situation requires forethought, patience, self-control, and kindness, virtues commonly lauded in Proverbs. A harsh (lit., “hurtful”) word, by contrast, arouses rather than dissolves anger.
23A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!
Commentary:15:23 Appropriately spoken words (cf. 25:11-12), saying the right thing at the right time, delights (śāmaḥ; see comments on 15:20) not only the hearer but also the one who says them. Timely words (whether of love, encouragement, rebuke, or peacemaking) are beneficial.
11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
In settings of silver.
Commentary: 11-12. An appropriate and properly timed word (cf. 15:23; 24:26)-which sometimes may be a rebuke can be attractive and valuable, like gold apples set against a silver sculpture or carving, or like a gold earring or other ornament.
keep Jesus in your heart and on your mind.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending Your wisdom about a “Soft Heart.” Please bless all those who read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,