- "Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
- and a gentle tongue can break a bone."
- Proverbs 25:15
A person who is in
authority needs to exercise the gift of patients often. Those
who are under his authority need to remember, when they are patient
with the one who is in charge, that person will be more likely
to listen to them. Being gentle with your speech can do a lot
of good. God does not intend that this will really "break
bones," however, He is trying to tell us how powerful this
gift of patience can be.