Proverbs 31 vs 26
“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”
As I read through the Wife of Noble Character once again this morning, I was struck by the responsibility that we have as mothers with the words that we speak.
My two year old seems to be going through a “new word explosion”. Each day she says new things and surprises me, and each day she grows in confidence at her ability to express herself and to make herself understood.
It struck me however, that the only words she can speak are ones that she has heard. I noticed that she tends to say, “um”, which has made me terribly conscious of how often I say it, as I realize that she has picked the word up from me.
My prayer for my girls is that they will grow up to be wives of noble character, that it will be said of them that they speak with wisdom and that faithful instruction is on their tongue. And so I am challenged to check the words that leave my mouth in order that I may set a godly example and to pray that they will learn the power of their words from a young age.
It is difficult when working in a non-christian environment to apply the same principle of “the only words I speak are the ones I have heard.” In fact, the words I hear during my day are the very words I hope and pray I will not allow to come out of my mouth.
Psalm 119 vs 11
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
The importance of reading scripture and knowing the truth is so important. When I am going to hear ungodly words for eight hours in my day, how much more important it is in the time I spend with God in the morning to hide His Word in my heart.
As my girls start venturing out into the world they too will start to hear things that are not godly. They too will need to learn the importance of hiding God’s Word in their hearts.
I am so thankful for the guidance of scripture and the daily instruction it brings.