“Leadership”
The Character of a Leader, Day 5

Take a timeout today, read some scripture, answer some questions and get to know God more.

Read:   Proverbs 4:18-27

18  The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
 which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
19  But the way of the wicked is like total darkness.
  They have no idea what they are stumbling over.
20  My child, pay attention to what I say.
 Listen carefully to my words.
21  Don’t lose sight of them.
 Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22  for they bring life to those who find them,
 and healing to their whole body. 23  Guard your heart above all else,
 for it determines the course of your life.
24  Avoid all perverse talk;
 stay away from corrupt speech.
25  Look straight ahead,
 and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26  Mark out a straight path for your feet;
 stay on the safe path.
27  Don’t get sidetracked;
 keep your feet from following evil.

 

Answer Some Questions:

What are some ways that you can try your best, to NOT lose sight of God’s words & instructions?

In verses 21-22, what does it say will happen if we let these words & instructions penetrate deep into our hearts?

What is the #1 thing that God wants us to guard above ALL else? Why?

What would you consider “perverse talk” or “corrupt speech”?  Is this something you participate in?  What about the friends you hang out with?  Do you think that you could still be effected by being around  people who use this kind of language? Why/Why not?

If this is something you specifically struggle with,  ask God to help you resist the temptation of using this type of language!