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The Law of Kindness

September 21, 2017

On her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26 Proverbs 31:10-31 is a tribute to a woman of virtue. Virtue means integrity, dignity, decency, respectability. Virtue is the first grace to be added to our faith (II Peter 1:5).

It is no coincidence that a woman of virtue has on her tongue the law of kindness. Kindness is a characteristic found in many lists of Christian behavior. Besides being one of the graces of II Peter 1, it is a part of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22). Paul wrote in Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love. The new man (or woman) in Christ is to remove the sinful thoughts and deeds of the world and put on wholesome thoughts and deeds,
one of which is kindness (Colossians 3:12.)

The judgment of God will be revealed against all sinfulness, deeds and thoughts including backbiting, being unloving, and unmerciful (Romans 1:30-31). Those who speak to and of others with unkindness are unloving, unmerciful and are in danger of God’s wrath.

It is a beautiful thing to hear anyone speak when they have on their tongue the law of kindness. It is disappointing and discouraging to hear words of undue criticism, and harsh
tones of disagreement.

Jesus gave us all a pattern to live by when He said,
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” -Matthew 5:3-9

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