“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Proverbs 31: 26 ESV
Scripture Context: Proverbs 31
Scripture Focus: Proverbs 31: 26
S- She is wise enough to know to use kind words when she speaks.
R– I remember when I was a little girl I was told, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I wasn’t told to withhold the truth, but to remember to be kind when I felt the need to speak. When a word is spoken it has the power to encourage or discourage, and it takes wisdom, and self-control to know when to speak and when to be silent, and with reservation. When our words are clothed in kindness and respect, it is easier for someone to hear what we say. Especially when we teach our children the right way. I’ve had the problem of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, and it has been my prayer to only speak words that are edifying instead of bringing someone down. The tongue is hard to tame, it is true, but with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, I can learn to use words that the Lord would use. I wear a ring to remind me of my speech- Proverbs 25:11.
Cross References- Proverbs 25:11, James 3:17, 1 Peter 3: 3-4, John 15:1-17
P- Lord, may I have a quiet and respectful spirit and learn to use words that are kind and never accuse.
What’s your Reflection on Proverbs 31: 26?
What is the Holy Spirit opening up to your mind and heart?
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