Character #17

The mouth is a crucial part of the human body. Bible says he who controls his tongue controls his whole body. There are people who’s words really hurt, others speak words that pierce the soul, others speak without thinking when angry and yet there are people whose words bring life, words that calms the troubled breast. What kind of words proceed from your mouth?

a8b33-freedom2bof2bspeechThe virtuous woman seasons her mouth with milk and honey so the words that come out of her mouth is wisdom and kindness. The 17th characteristic of the virtuous woman is that SHE ALWAYS SPEAKS WITH WISDOM . Proverbs 31:26 puts it this way “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness”.

A classical demonstration of this character was evidently seen in Abigail the wife of Nabal. Her words and acts saved her household from doom (1 Samuel 25:1-36). Hear what David testified of Abigail “blessed is your advice and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand” (1 Samuel 25:33).


But like I have always said, you cannot give what you don’t have. It is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. The virtuous woman speaks with wisdom and kindness because she feeds on wisdom and kindness from the Bible, good books and godly sources.

May your words bring warmth to the heart, hope to the hopeless and wisdom to the simple.

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Pei, the 17th Hebrew letter is symbolic of the mouth. Research proves that women speak more words in a day than men, of which the virtuous woman is not an exception. But then, the distinctive feature is the content of her words. Proverbs 31:26 teaches that she, the virtuous woman, opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue are the laws of kindness. Psalm 119:129-136 is also represented with this same symbol. Her words are worth treasuring in hearts and minds. Her words bring or complete the solution to problems. Her words bring understanding. Her words are the only encouraging words one could think of in the days of trouble. Simply, her words are a panacea.

Insults, gossips, discouragement, curses, nags, and lies are mostly associated to women. This is not the ultimate picture, the virtuous woman speaks the very words of God; her words are in season. It is not lipstick that makes the mouth beautiful but the words brought forth.

No one can give what he/she doesn’t have. The manifestations of the virtuous woman are stemming from her nature. Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. This means she is full of the word of God, she has the nature of God: this is the secret. She keeps the word of God and not from just memorised words but words spoken from the heart, capable of touching another heart. Halelluah!

By: Ameyaw Bernice Ama