Author: Carter Shuman
Has anyone ever cut to the core with you? You know, really said something that made you quake? Maybe it was something hurtful and you could feel it in your stomach for days. Maybe it was something sad that made your eyes burn in pain. Maybe it was something inspirational that made your heart flutter. One way or another, it had a physical impact on the way you felt. Proverbs 25:15 is a distinct verse playing on the real feeling that happens when someone says something impactful. “Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break a bone”
This verse has two lessons to teach. First, persistence can be key to getting someone to notice the truth. Whenever you are patient in making your point repeatedly even the most distracted person can take notice. So whenever the resistance you meet is a cell phone in front of a teenagers face, keep speaking the same message. Eventually they will take notice of what you have to say.
Secondly a soft speech can move an immovable object. Whenever you speak from a place of true love and caring the hardest heart will soften. Imagine a soft tongue being able to break a bone. It doesn’t really add up. But the truth is, the force your words can have even on the toughest places can be profound and lasting.