A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.
“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”
Greed causes fighting; trusting the LORD leads to prosperity.
“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”