Blogging the Bible

Exodus 35-37; Proverbs 7

It is sad that in today’s culture character is often overlooked. It is considered old fashioned and trivial. In some cases talent receives greater weight than character.

General Norman Schwarzkopf said this, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” You can teach strategy. You can teach skill. It is hard to teach character. You have to choose integrity. You have to choose to be a person of sound character.

Solomon tells a story about a simpleminded man he saw walking by the adulteresses house. He was probably thinking, “I’m safe. I can handle this situation.” As the story goes she woos him with her words and he follows her into her bedroom. Our integrity can be ruined in a moment.

Solomon advises us to treasure his commands and guard his teachings as a precious possession. Remember Solomon was granted great wisdom from God. We should listen to the words Solomon teaches as they are wisdom from God. Unfortunately, Solomon did not always heed his own advice. The actions of his life betrayed his wise words. In his words though we find life, we find happiness as we pursue Godly wisdom and character.

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~ by mikefoster on February 11, 2016.

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