Proverb for the Day 7:21 — Seduction!

With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.

The power of words – persuasive and smooth. Here they are words of an immoral woman. In Proverbs, as father instructs his son, it is the words of these women that are generally mentioned in the seduction of a man (:5; 2:16; 5:3; 6:24). Her beauty is only mentioned once (6:25)!

It would seem that we boys can be swayed more easily by a women’s words than by beauty. Maybe it’s just because pretty girls don’t usually pay attention to most of us guys!

While this verse is about inappropriate words, there is also power in good words spoken from an honest heart. We all know to where this lady’s words lead, but appropriate words can accomplish great things for us and other. Either way – good or bad – words can get it done.  Be known for good words and actions today!