Daily Reflections

The Difference Kind Words Can Make

July 30, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. —Proverbs 31:26

I have a friend whose neighbor was hit by a truck as she crossed the street just outside her home. My friend had never had much of a relationship with that neighbor before. However, my friend began to take meals to that woman and her family every single day for months. As a result of the love of Christ demonstrated in acts of kindness and service through my friend, an incredible transformation has taken place in that woman’s life!

It’s not only important to have kind acts, but also to have a kind spirit in the way we do those acts. And it’s also important to speak kind words. Proverbs 31:26 says the wise woman has “the teaching of kindness” on her tongue. When she opens her mouth to speak, the words that come out are kind; they do not condemn.

Oh, what a difference it would make in our relationships if we would have the “teaching of kindness” on our tongues as we interact with others—especially those who don’t know Jesus.

Make it Personal

Is the “teaching of kindness” on the tip of your tongue? Ask God to help you grow in this area.