Proverbs 4:9-11 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
Let’s just pretend a little today. Imagine for a moment that you own a company. You are getting ready to hire a new Forman to oversee the operations, so you can take more time to manage the affairs of your business. Two qualified people are waiting in your office to be interviewed. Both of them work for you now, and so before you interview them you go out in the shop and ask their co-workers about them.
You begin by hearing things such as; Mr. One is a goody two shoes. He’s one of those people who won’t take a minute extra for break, unless there’s a meeting or something, and he always runs to the boss if there is a problem. Mr. Two is more like the rest of us. Works hard, and gets his job done. He’s flexible with his time, even takes extra breaks, but still gets the job done. Mr. One is not really hated by anyone, but he’s not the social butterfly either. He’s just a person who does his job, and then goes home. He’ll never go to parties after work because his wife seems to have him tied around her finger. He says he needs to spend time with her, and his family instead of us. Mr. Two is also known as Mr. Popularity. Especially after work when everyone goes out to party. He’s really a lot of fun, usually the life of the party, funny, and the last one to leave.
OK, you’re heading back to your office. Without any other information. Whom will you reward with the position of Forman? Most people would say the position goes to Mr. One, and rightly so. Why? Because he lives by godly principles of honesty, dependability, and loyalty toward those he loves.
Living for Jesus, and applying the wisdom from His word, will be rewarding here in this life, and throughout eternity.
Doing what’s right may seem boring in the eyes of the world. Nevertheless, when looking for leaders, leaders will look for dependable, honest, and loyal people. No one entrusts what really valuable to someone who’s unreliable, and unstable. God considers wisdom to be very valuable. Can He trust you with it?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Leviticus 19 – 22 / Proverbs 4:9-11
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Leviticus 7 – 8 / Matthew 27:1-32
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