Proverbs 9:1-6 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars; she has slaughtered her meat, she has mixed her wine, she has also furnished her table. She has sent out her maidens, she cries out from the highest places of the city, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Forsake foolishness and live, and go in the way of understanding.
Leader, in a world where almost everything has a faux version, I bless you to clearly discern between true wisdom and an imposter. I bless you with distinguishing between the depth and substance of true wisdom and the shallow cover-up of what is false or has hidden motives. I bless you with being attracted to the attentiveness of wisdom to what will benefit you, and to be repulsed by the selfishness of counsel that masquerades as wisdom and conspires for your downfall. I bless you with being nourished and filled with the goodness and excellence of true wisdom, and with permanently cutting tasteless, unhealthy and dishonest counsel from your diet. I bless you with living, not merely existing, and that in fullness.
Proverbs 9:13-18 A foolish woman is clamorous; she is simple, and knows nothing. For she sits at the door of her house, on a seat by the highest places of the city, to call to those who pass by, who go straight on their way: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”; and as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, “Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell.