Guard your honour

Proverbs 5:1-5 “My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.”

meerkat-1516841__340Leader, a ruinous consequence of material success that is not anchored in a righteous character and wisdom, is that enough is never enough. Boredom sets in quickly, opening the door to all sorts of temptations and distractions. I bless you with the clarity of mind to not fall for the flattery of others – especially those who would cause you to take what you have for granted, who would make you compare what you have with what is offered through tainted means. I bless you with holding on to your honour and with not settling for what might give a moment’s satisfaction but cause you to shrink in stature in the long term. I bless you with enjoying the fruit of your honest labour, with new vision and opportunities.

Proverbs 5:8-10 “Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one; lest aliens be filled with your wealth, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner;”