Sunday, August 25, 2013

Proverbs 16:21, 23

"The wise are known for their understanding,
  and pleasant words are persuasive.
From a wise mind comes wise speech;
  the words of the wise are persuasive."


How often in life do you need to be persuasive? Most jobs require some degree of "selling" or persuading, if only to get people to do what they need to do. Leaders of any kind need to be persuasive. And what about parenting—don't you need masterful persuasive skills for that? What a comfort to know that God equates persuasive words with wisdom, and endorses it. Today, pray for the wisdom to come out with wise, pleasant, and persuasive words as necessary.