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The Law of Kindness

May 5, 2011

Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Of all the wonderful attributes ascribed to the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, none are as powerful as this one described in verse twenty-six. Compare it to I Corinthians chapter 13 where Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that all of our good works and sacrificial living are to no avail if we, “have not charity.”

It would be impossible to overestimate the power of a mother’s words. How many children have conquered obstacles in their lives because of mom’s encouragement? How many husbands have said, “I’ll give it one more try!” just because a wife believed in him and told him, “I know you can do it!”? How many of her friends have mustered the strength to go another day simply because of the kindness of a friend?

In a society that increasingly prides itself on crudeness and crassness, may God give us more virtuous women who will demonstrate, “The Law of Kindness” in their speech.


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