Saturday, October 10, 2009

Leadership lessons

Moving beyond Nobel prizes and other tomfoolery, but still thinking about and praying for leaders (as instructed -- "that we may live godly and at peace"). These verses from Proverbs 25 in this morning's reading stuck with me...

4 Take away the dross from the silver,
And there comes out a vessel for the smith;
5 Take away the wicked before the king,
And his throne will be established in righteousness.

Leaves me praying for a house cleaning.
Whether it's in DC, Sacramento, Chicago or all of the above, I'd take any of it with thankfulness.
Whether initiated by the Executive, legislative inquiry, the AG or suits brought by we the people -- not matter.
Pray changes things: not the least of which is the one who prays.

Yeah, I could use some changing. Knuckleheads and crooks get me worked up and frustrated when they prosper and are allowed to persist in afflicting a people and nations with foolishness of Biblical proportions.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7

Hope in God, not in man...

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.”- Proverbs 19:20-21

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