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

Life-giving consequences

Proverbs 4:24-25 “Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.” Leader, probably the biggest risk God took when speaking this world into being was giving us the freedom of choice within the parameters of cause and effect. I bless … More Life-giving consequences

Keep focus

Proverbs 3:31,32 “Do not envy the oppressor, and choose none of his ways; for the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord, but His secret counsel is with the upright.” Leader, comparisons can be lethal to one’s judgment. I bless you with not comparing yourself, your goals and those in your sphere of influence with the successes of others. … More Keep focus

Get involved

Proverbs 3:27,28 “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back, and tomorrow I will give it,” when you have it with you.” Leader, in a world where it is easier to turn … More Get involved

Just say no

Proverbs 1:10-14 “My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, … More Just say no

Coal to diamonds

Psalm 119:81-84 “My soul faints for Your salvation, but I hope in Your word. My eyes fail from searching Your word, saying, “When will You comfort me?” For I have become like a wineskin in smoke, yet I do not forget Your statutes. How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgment on those who persecute … More Coal to diamonds

Practice grace

Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Leader, the pursuit of freedom of speech, which includes written communication, has for some reason also led to a disregard of people’s dignity – especially if they utter a contrary or different opinion. I bless you … More Practice grace