The Character of a Leader, Day 2
Take a timeout today, read some scripture, answer some questions and get to know God more.
As you already read yesterday, God calls leaders to be people of character who are known for other qualities than just respectable…but also people who are wise and discerning as well. The next 4 days, you’ll be reading through a chapter of Proverbs to gain understanding on what wisdom is, and how we can receive wisdom + discernment from God.
Read: Proverbs 4:1-9
1 My children,listen when your father corrects you. Pay attention and learn good judgment, 2 for I am giving you good guidance. Don’t turn away from my instructions.
3 For I, too, was once my father’s son, tenderly loved as my mother’s only child. 4 My father taught me, “Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live. 5 Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you. 7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
8 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
Embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
she will present you with a beautiful crown.”
Answer Some Questions:
In verse 1 & 2, we are instructed to listen when our father corrects us, as well as learn good judgement & pay attention to the Lord’s instructions. Would you say that this is something that you already do? Do you believe that He gives good guidance, even when it seems like it’s not what WE think is best?
In verse 7, we’re told that getting wisdom is the wisest thing we can do! Where do you think we can get wisdom from? How?
What do you think “good judgement” is in your own words? What is one way YOU can develop good judgement in your life?
Verses 6-8 explain to us, all the benefits of being wise- things like “wisdom will make you great”, “wisdom will guard you”, “wisdom will protect you”. Have you ever asked God to give you wisdom that comes from him? If not- start doing this!