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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.”

Do you know what a law is?  It may be defined in several ways:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

But I also realize that I can't just “remember” to have this kindness true of my words.  And I can't just try harder.  I've tried to do that, and I fall flat on my face – good intentions and all – every time.  This  is something that only God can do through me.  I am so thankful that He has already provided the victory for me to conquer my unkind words.  All I have to do is choose to walk in it.  He can take my flesh-filled attitudes and words and transform them into a sweet savour.
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I have been asking the Lord to remind me to use kindness when I speak.  To help me remember, I created a printable of Proverbs 31:26.  It hangs on the center cupboard in my kitchen – a place where I spend a good portion of my time each day.  I look up and I reminded to have the law of kindness in my tongue.
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