Culture of honour

Proverbs 17:4,9 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; a liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends. Leader, I bless you with raising the bar of what you allow yourself to listen to and what you allow to be discussed when you … More Culture of honour

Blessings of nurture

Proverbs 12:12-14 The wicked covet the catch of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields fruit. The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble. A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands … More Blessings of nurture

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

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

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

Always more

Proverbs 4:5,6 “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you.” Leader, God – who knows every challenge and decision you will face – places a high premium on wisdom as a … More Always more

A better way

Proverbs 3:19-22 “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew. My son, let them not depart from your eyes—Keep sound wisdom and discretion; so they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck.” Leader, to … More A better way

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