Kindness and Wisdom

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 31: 26

She opens her mouth with wisdom, 
and on her tongue is the law of kindness.

TODAY’S MESSAGE

Some wise people are not kind and some kind people are not wise. The Proverbs 31 woman was blessed to be both!

James wrote that the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. We also read that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.(James 3:17)

Perhaps the wisdom of his wife was one of the reasons the Proverbs 31 husband was so highly esteemed. He listened to her because he knew how strong she was in her heart and mind. He saw the greatness in her, and through it he increased his own. She was the kind of wife to whom he could turn for a valued opinion, or to handle his affairs in his absence.

Let us return to Proverbs 31:10, where she is described as being more valuable than rubies. The Hebrew word for ruby—paniyn—is used to describe the value of wisdom. Other verses that reflect this are: She (wisdom) is more precious than rubies; for wisdom is better than rubies; the price of wisdom is above rubies.

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