I found a new verse that seems to be helpful in establishing a Christian World View. It’s a “do” verse, not a “God is” verse, but it did make a difference today.
For some reason, Bethel told David “I’m mad at you.” It seems to be the insult of choice right now at our house. Predictably, David responded in anger himself, and came to me to tell me how mean Bethel was being. So I told him, the Bible says a soft answer turns away wrath. Can you think of a soft answer for her next time she says that? After David went back to playing with Bethel, she again told David, “I’m mad at you.” I gave David some suggestions (this age doesn’t seem to be creative at coming up with responses). Well, I’m not mad at you and I love you were the two suggestions I gave him, and he tried it. For some reason he understood what a soft answer was. A few minutes later, when I heard another problem arising, I told David, “Use a soft answer.” He did, and he commented that Bethel wasn’t angry with him anymore. I’m not used to such immediate results, so it was encouraging.
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.