“Everything God says is true—and it is a shield for all who come to him for safety”
I know that when I have a problem, or I am looking for a way to respond when my knowledge is insufficient. I look to scripture. Yes, Proverbs is one of them, but I also look to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus told us to go forth and love others as we love ourselves, if we do this then everyone will know we belong to him. It was recommended to me by a preacher that I respect to read the book of Matthew 10 times in a row. I was told it would change your life. Well it has. My heart has grown softer and more caring of others. I have learned that you will never change anyone through anger. You can beat them into submission, but they will still be the same and given a chance they will beat you back.
Turning the other cheek doesn’t have to be done when someone hits you only. You can turn the other cheek when someone belittles you. If someone at works ask you, “What do you want poot head”? you could reply, I wanted to see if you wanted a coffee.
Love can cut much deeper than any knife. A knife or a sword only cuts the physical body. Love can cut the legs out from under a spirit.