”But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed by one another.” Galatians 5
One of mysteries in the animal kingdom is the extinction of the saber tooth tiger. Among scientist, there is little agreement on this animal. Some don’t think it was related to the tiger at all, but more bear like in appearance except for it saber like teeth. The majority place its extinction around 1000 years ago. But still there is no record that explains how this amazing creature disappeared into oblivion! There must be some record somewhere! But there’s not; well not exactly. I think I may have found the answer and this isn’t a script from Raiders of the Lost Ark. A missionary once told me that he had evidence that the saber tooth tiger became extinct from biting and devouring one another. He said that there was proof that the some saber tooth tigers had been dug up showing their skeletal position in a deadlock grip of one another. The conjecture was that neither of the combatants was willing to let go and as a result they literally bit and devoured one another into extinction. Are you experiencing a combatant relationship with someone today? Is it your wife, your husband, your boss, your child, your neighbor? Remember, a soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. Don’t allow your flesh to rule your spirit but enable your spirit to rule your flesh. How? By choosing to speak softly God will do the rest.