The Law of Kindness – Printable
Guest post from Imperfect Homemaker contributor Andrea.
The Lord has been dealing with me lately about the words I use and the way I speak to my family members. When I get frustrated I often start to tear others down rather than build them up. I express my frustration in my words and my tone. But that is not how the virtuous woman speaks.
Proverbs 31:26 says, “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.”
- The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties.
- A statement of fact, deduced from observation, to the effect that a particular natural or scientific phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions are present.
Law. Something that regulates the actions (or words) of its members. Something that always occurs if certain conditions are present. When the virtuous woman opens her mouth, it is always kindness that comes forth. When she speaks, wisdom and kindness always govern her words. There is no deviation. It is a fact, and others can observe it. Her words are kind. That is how I want to speak. I want others to know that when Andrea talks, it will always be kind and uplifting. I want my children to know, by observation, that Mommy will always speak to them with love and kindness – no matter the circumstances, and no matter the offence.