Watch the news, search the internet, or just talk to someone, anyone! During turbulent times such as these, living and leading well is not easy. Here are 10 principles from Proverbs to help us today and every other day.
Integrity: "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out." –Proverbs 10:9
Listening: "Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance." –Proverbs 1:5
Temper: "A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated." –Proverbs 14:17
Pride: "He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed." –Proverbs 3:34
Reputation: "Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold." –Proverbs 22:1
Follow-Through: "Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do." –Proverbs 6:4
Words: "Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones." –Proverbs 25:15
Corruption: "Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the life of those who get it." –Proverbs 1:19
Faith: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." –Proverbs 3:5-6
Hope: "Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off." –Proverbs 23:18
Jay Desko is the Executive Director of The Center and serves on the Senior Leadership Team at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Jay brings experience in the areas of organizational assessment, leadership coaching, decision-making, and strategic questioning. Jay’s degrees include an M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Design from Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from The Union Institute.