The Law of Kindness

Michael Beck

“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” (Proverbs 31:26)

There are certain laws which are always in effect. “What goes up must come down” is one of them. Natural and spiritual laws can be counted upon. A virtuous woman can be counted upon to always have kindness in her tongue. She is geared toward being kind.

Kindness makes both men and women beautiful. “The desirableness of a man is his kindness” (Prov. 19:22 YLT). Pleasant, health giving words flow out of a kind heart. “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” (Prov. 16:24) God’s kindness toward us is a comfort to our souls. “Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.” (Ps. 119:76) We comfort those around us, as a mother comforts her children, when we speak kind words to them. (Isa. 66:13)

Yes, the virtuous women is industrious. “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” (Prov. 31:27) But what will be more valued in the years to come, what her children, her husband, and all who know her, will rise up and call her blessed for will not be how hard a worker she was – it will undoubtedly be her kindness.

Determine to be a greater blessing to those around you. Let kindness be the orientation of your heart and the law of your tongue. All, including yourself, will eat the good of the fruit of your lips.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.