“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” It’s a deep and meaningful compliment to be considered wise, and it’s a great virtue in life to be able to speak words that are reliable and helpful to others. It shows maturity, knowledge, compassion, discernment, tact, and being tuned in to God.

The godly mother will train her mind and her tongue. I know it sounds like wishful thinking that every mother can be wise and controlled, but it’s not just wishful thinking. It’s very possible to those who dedicate themselves to it through the power of God. The point is that the godly mother will dig into every resource she has to tune into God, her children, and her own soul.

One more interesting morsel: the words used in the second half of the verse (faithful = hesed; instruction = torah) are both covenant words. Yes, she imparts good advice to those who listen to her, but these are not just kind words. They flow from the covenant between God and his people. She’s not just wise; she’s godly wise.

2 Comments

  1. Dana
    May 12, 2013 @ 13:07:54

    Happy Mothers day

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    • JimWalton
      May 13, 2013 @ 13:07:23

      We owe mothers honor and respect for all that they do.

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