Work Place Wisdom

A great philosophy for many work situations.

Proverbs 29:1-27

Reference: “Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I was recently in a meeting at work. We were being instructed in how to use a new system.

As this brought in some new processes a number of us had quite a few questions. Those leading the meeting were patient in explaining the process and then answering any questions.

While the leaders had clearly spent a considerable amount of time on completing this new venture, they were open to questions and feedback on potential challenges.

At one point one of them said, “We’re not trying to prescribe common sense.”

This was brilliant. It was helpful to the new process and a great philosophy for many work situations.

Application: So often we look for answers or wisdom that leads to a solution but often what is required is really just some common sense.

The book of Proverbs is filled with much wisdom, and much of it is not rocket science. It is guidance that helps us to live a fulfilling life.

Let us not forget about the brain God filled our head with. May we use it to the best of our ability to live the life God has called us to.

Prayer: Lord, help me to find reason in my own mind. May I continue to be in tune with You so that Your wisdom and sense will prevail. Amen.

What is a saying that helps to guide your decisions?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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