A Soft Answer
I don't know how many of you are required to take safety courses at your place of employment. Unfortunately I am. I'm in the same building as a machine shop, a sewing plant, and a laundry facility. So the entire building is required to take safety courses.
I mean I guess it doesn't hurt anything. It's just that I've seen the same videos like 20 times since I've worked here. But the one we watched this month came to mind when I read this verse today.
Proverbs 15:1, "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger."
See, this month's safety meeting was on "Workplace Violence," which is basically a meeting where they tell us not to let any unauthorized people into the building and how to keep a violent person calm.
They tell us to keep our voice low and soothing, and to keep our hands at a low, non-threatening level. Basically, they're telling us what God said in His Word several thousand years ago.
So whether they know it or not, they're teaching something Biblical here at work. What do you think of that in this politically correct world?