The Law of Kindness
Proverbs 31:26 – She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
There is a law of kindness! The bible tells us that in the mouth of the virtuous woman there was wisdom and that she kept the law of kindness in her tongue (Proverbs 31:26). How much more today should we as believers of Christ ensure that this law is maintained in our lips when we speak to others and in our hearts as we conduct ourselves in life? The saying goes in society that what goes around comes around…the bible similarly teaches us that we reap what we sow. The virtuous woman knew this law that as kindness was released from her mouth into the ears and lives of others that it would not only give life but that it would also come back around to her again. We know this because the Lord told us that ‘He, who is merciful unto others, shall obtain mercy’ (scripture).
In the bible we see reoccurring examples of people who did kind deeds (both to beloved and strangers) received back onto themselves some form of kindness. This is shown in the story of Rahab who showed kindness to the Israeli spies, by hiding them and giving them shelter, who later received salvation not only for herself but also for her house as well; also the story of Ruth who through humility of service and kindness to Naomi, was later blessed by God to find a respected house in Judah and man of God for a husband, and in lineage of Christ.
One more time we see this kindness illustrated in the story of King David and Jonathan. Jonathan was kind to David through his difficult years, this kindness later caused kindness to be extended onto his son Mephibosheth (2 Samuel 9:1). Throughout scripture, we see that kindness was repaid with kindness. Sometimes the reward of the kindness showed, was not directly returned to the person who showed the initial act of service, but was later passed on to the generations after them – I believe in leaving a legacy (Proverbs 13:22) and placing God’s favour on the generations after me through the life that I live and the promise of blessing that God will give for my acts and labours of love.