Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Relevant words for our time

Leadership is influence. - John C. Maxwell

"By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbours
    are spreading nets for their feet.

Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

The righteous care about justice for the poor,
    but the wicked have no such concern.

Mockers stir up a city,
    but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace." - Proverbs 29:4-9

If ever you wondered if the Bible was relevant for us today then these words should convince you of this fact. As I read through Proverbs 29 I find myself wondering if Solomon was looking into a crystal ball and could see into 2020. But, how could he see 2700 years into the future? Well, he couldn't, but the issues he faced then are almost exactly the same as those we face in our time.

There are so many examples of bad leadership in our generation and I wonder if we have learnt anything from our past mistakes. Perhaps humanity will never learn!?

Which verse stands out for you today?

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

"A leader is a dealer in hope." - Napoleon 

Living in Grace


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