Hey, girls! I came across these verses today while reading and paid more attention to them than I have in the past.
Proverbs 16: 14, 27-29 –
“The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.”
So, these I took these verse to apply to how I use my tongue. It says an ungodly man digs up evil. He goes around intentionally looking for trouble. He uses his words to stir up trouble and cause fighting. This can make people mad, and break up friendships. Rather than be like the ungodly man, we should be like the wise man who pacifies anger. This definitely applies to relationships with siblings. I know how easy it can be to be annoying on purpose, and I know how mad you can get when a sibling acts this way. We should use our words, not to stir up trouble, but to edify and encourage, and we should be patient and kind when we get annoyed. This is wise and godly. If you think about it, I would appreciate prayer in this area. 🙂