Thursday, February 17, 2011

Proverbs 31:26

"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her mouth is the law of kindness."
Proverbs 31:26

This is part of a series of verses that describes a "virtuous woman." The combination in this verse of wisdom and kindness seems great, and I visualize talking to this woman and how pleasant it would be. Doesn't it make you want to *be* her (or the male equivalent)? :) Sometimes I think we make wisdom and kindness completely separate pursuits. We study and try to gain knowledge and wisdom, but occasionally apply it in decidedly unkind ways, acting superior to others who don't have the same specialized knowledge or the wisdom to apply it. Or we work on kindness, but in sort of a general cheeriness way that is good if sincere, but which can seem empty or pacifying when we don't know the objects or the needs of those we are showing kindness. Today, let's think about the wisdom and kindness in ourselves, the ratio, the balance... and let's work on intertwining them a little bit more as we open our mouths today.

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