Words . . . .
A small comment can start a large fight. When we, by God's grace, choose not to retaliate with our words, we honor Jesus our Savior. When He was abused and insulted, He fulfilled the prophetic words of Isaiah, "He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth" (Isa. 53:7). We are urged in the Bible to speak the truth and seek peace through our words. Lord, make us instruments of peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love.