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

Blessed all-around

Proverbs 10:22-24,28-30 The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. To do evil is like sport to a fool, but a man of understanding has wisdom. The fear of the wicked will come upon him, and the desire of the righteous will be granted. The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of … More Blessed all-around

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

Life, health and wealth

Proverbs 10:1-3 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, but He casts away the desire of the wicked. Leader, I bless you with being a joy to your sphere … More Life, health and wealth

Ancient blueprint

Proverbs 8:18-21 Riches and honor are with me, enduring riches and righteousness.  My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. I traverse the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice, that I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I … More Ancient blueprint

Crowned by wisdom

Proverbs 8:9-13 They [wisdom’s words] are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge … More Crowned by wisdom