Wisdom multiplies

Proverbs 12:8-9 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised. Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant, than he who honors himself but lacks bread. Leader, I bless you with your wisdom accruing honour. I bless you with embracing … More Wisdom multiplies

Pursue good

Proverbs 11:27-29 He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, but trouble will come to him who seeks evil. He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage. He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. Leader, … More Pursue good

Read, resolve, repeat

Proverbs 11:19-21 As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.  Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; but the posterity of the … More Read, resolve, repeat

Matters of the heart

Proverbs 11:12-13,15 He who is devoid of wisdom despises his neighbour, but a man of understanding holds his peace. A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter. He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, but one who hates being surety is secure. Leader, the Hebrew says … More Matters of the heart

Bless and be blessed

Proverbs 11:4,6-8 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the unfaithful will be caught by their lust. When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, and the hope of the unjust perishes. The righteous is delivered from trouble, … More Bless and be blessed

Life in the superlative

Proverbs 10:16-18 The labour of the righteous leads to life, the wages of the wicked to sin. He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray. Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool. Leader, I bless you with living in a way that positions you for ‘life’, with … More Life in the superlative

Cause and effect

Proverbs 10:7-11 The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. The wise in heart will receive commands, but a prating fool will fall. He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. He who winks with the eye causes trouble: but … More Cause and effect

Not all are good

Proverbs 6:12-14 “A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth; he winks with his eyes, he shuffles his feet, he points with his fingers; perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually, he sows discord.” Leader, evidence of the persons spoken of in these verses abounds today just as much as it … More Not all are good

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.” Leader, … More Guard your honour