Today's Upper Room Devotional is titled "A Gentle Answer", and the Scripture from the Message Bible is Proverbs 15:1-4. 1 A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire. 2 Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise; fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense. 3 God doesn't miss a thing - he's alert to good and evil alike. 4 Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim. Prayer: Dear God, help us consider our words before we speak them, so that what comes out of our mouths will help, not hurt. Amen. I like the KJV, where it says "A soft answer turneth away wrath."