Wisdom Week: Work

It’s WISDOM WEEK here on GUWG, where all week we’re probing the practical principles of Proverbs.

Today’s topic: Work.

God has a lot to say about the way we should work. Here are a few excerpts from His official employee handbook …

Be Humble. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (16:18)

Be Honest. The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. (11:1)

Be Diligent. Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! (6:6)

Listen More Than You Talk. The wise listen to advice. (12:15) When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (10:19)

Encourage Others. Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. (12:25) Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. (16:24)

Don’t Gossip. A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much. (20:19) Without gossip, a quarrel dies down. (26:20)

Don’t Worry. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (3:25-26)

Seek God’s Advice and Give Him All the Glory. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (3:5)


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