An important characteristic of the noble woman

Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31.26

Proverbs refers to various types of women: prostitutes, adulterers, contentious and nagging, to name a few. Proverbs 31 gives an account of the noble woman.

One of her characteristics, and there are many, is that her speech is full of wisdom. Her wisdom comes from above, James 3.17, and is demonstrated by not only her words, but also by her attitudes that are peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, and impartial.

Loving instruction has been translated as law of kindness in other translations. She has learned the importance of being quick to hear and slow to speak, James 1.19, being able to teach others and to give wise counsel. She chooses her words carefully so that nothing unwholesome comes from her mouth, but only words that will benefit the one in need, Ephesians 4.29.

So often, women do not acknowledge the importance that they have in the lives of their families. Wanting so much more, they go forth to conquer the world, or change it. They do not see that the lives that they are shaping in the home have the capacity to change the world.

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