Live right, learn long: Learn right, live long

Proverbs 12:1-2,4 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

live right live longLeader, a person who is able to glean and use knowledge from every instruction (teaching but also correction and rebuke), despite initial feelings of discomfort, would certainly make his or her mark on the world. I bless you with out-foxing both pride and stupidity by relishing every opportunity to learn and to bolster your excellence. I bless you with growing in favour with man and God as you grow in kindness and grace. I bless you with fortified bones – strength and structure – because those who speak into your life share your pursuit of excellence. I bless you with your house standing, because what you think and say are weighted in righteousness.

Proverbs 12:5-7 The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,” but the mouth of the upright will deliver them. The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.