Proverbs 13:24-25 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly. The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.
Leader, witnessing someone – whether as employer or parent – make wrong choices that are harmful, and not doing something about that when it is in one’s power to do so, is surely unkind. I bless you with the necessary uprightness in character to bring correction where such is needed. I bless you with your own heart motives being pure. May the correction, rather than coming from anger or revenge, be aligned with God’s desire to see people prosper and not harm themselves and others through foolishness. I bless you with wisdom to bring correction in the precise manner, suited to the mistake or infringement, so that fairness as well as the dignity of the person’s potential is preserved. May your words be wise, yet uncompromising of the truth; the corrective action be just, yet empowering to the person to be able to rise above whatever the issue.
Proverbs 14:1,3 The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.