Honesty

"That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.” (Pro 19:22)

We all have an innate reaction that will cause us to protect ourselves when under threat. Our first response when we are accused is to deny. We learn to overcome this protective response...

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Discretion

“The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Pro 19:11)

Isn’t it annoying when you ask someone to do something and they stuff it up? Maybe it’s just me, but when someone is capable and they don’t deliver, I can get a...

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Little

“Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.” (Pro 13:11)

Those get rich quick schemes draw people in because the desire to get wealth outweighs their common sense of testing an opportunity. The old saying is that if it looks too good to be...

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Secrets

“One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.” (Pro 11:13)

Gossip is described in Scripture as a “choice morsel,” and often it is. Perhaps it is a juicy bit of gossip only a few know. Or maybe we have been entrusted with a secret, a...

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Advisors

“Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!” (Pro 20:18)

How often do you think you know best? Often, we only think we are right because we haven’t heard anything better. Perhaps there is a better way. Just because we lead doesn’t mean we have all...

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Understanding

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Pro 9:10)

I don’t know about you, but I could do with more understanding—in particular an understanding that comes from the revelation of listening to the Holy Spirit. He...

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