Saturday, January 9, 2016

Proverbs 31:26 -- On Wisdom and Kindness

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

This chapter is extolling the virtues of the virtuous woman, but this probably applies to men as well. :)  I like the idea of specifically pairing wisdom with kindness.  Too often in this world I think we are thinking of "ways to get ahead" as though life is a game where the goal is to beat other people... some type of competition to climb higher or faster than the next person.  "Dog-eat-dog," "rat race," "claw your way to the top."  Aren't these things that we have heard in reference to life, or at least some parts of life?  I wonder sometimes what life would look like if we were working together rather than separately.
Today, instead of competing, maybe we should try to cooperate.  Let's use our wisdom to help and lift and cheer, rather than "getting ahead." :)  Let's make sure our wisdom and our kindness are working together.

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