“The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!”
The greatest gift you can give your children is to set an example by living a life of integrity. It is an inheritance of much greater value than any monetary gift. To “walk in integrity” means to live and work in alignment with God’s standards.
Children learn from the attitude and behavior of their parents. Children are blessed when they see their parents respond to the events of life with wisdom and courage. When they hear their parents speak truth with love. When they experience their parents work ethic. When they see their parents resilience in the face of adversity. When they see their parents honor and worship God.
“A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.”
Effective leaders are Master Observers. They establish clear standards and then pay careful attention to how people act/behave relative to those standards.
This proverb describes a just and wise king who eradicates evil through the wise and consistent application of law in his kingdom. Because of the wise leadership, wrongdoing is identified and dealt with appropriately. In other words, there are standards in the kingdom, and people are held accountable to the standards. As a result, evil is minimized.
The reference to the king’s eyes reflects the fact that he pays attention to what is happening. To what people are doing, and nothing escapes his notice. He sees clearly and responds wisely. Again … he is a Master Observer.
We need leaders who are Master Observers. We need them in business, education, government, athletics, and in churches. If you aren’t paying careful attention and holding people accountable, you aren’t leading.
Trust God and be a master observer.