Good seed, good yield

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

good seed good harvestLeader, think of the nations or companies that you admire. Most likely you admire them because they are doing something right, their people are doing well, they contribute to the well-being of the human race in general etc.; it would be surprising (and revealing) indeed for anyone to think highly of a nation or company where corruption and human suffering are the norm. I bless you with living a life of righteousness and instilling those virtues in your sphere of influence, so that exaltation – acclaim, applause – flows from others and from God. I bless you with contentment, with your eyes and heart focused on Him who provides exactly what you need, and on those around you to look for ways in which you can be a blessing. In so doing, that over which you preside will benefit, will be whole and nourished. I bless you with growing in wisdom as your reverence for God grows. May the revelation that it is humility, not a show of power, that results in true honour, impact how you think and act.

Proverbs 15:27,33 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.