Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sirach 10

Sir 10:1  A wise judge shall judge his people, and the government of a prudent man shall be steady.
Sir 10:2  As the judge of the people is himself, so also are his ministers: and what manner of man the ruler of a city is, such also are they that dwell therein.
Sir 10:3  An unwise king shall be the ruin of his people: and cities shall be inhabited through the prudence of the rulers.
Sir 10:4  The power of the earth is in the hand of God, and in his time he will raise up a profitable ruler over it.
Sir 10:5  The prosperity of man is in the hand of God, and upon the person of the scribe he shall lay his honour.
Sir 10:6  Remember not any injury done thee by thy neighbour, and do thou nothing by deeds of injury.
Sir 10:7  Pride is hateful before God and men: and all iniquity of nations is execrable.
Sir 10:8  A kingdom is translated from one people to another, because of injustices, and wrongs, and injuries, and divers deceits.
Sir 10:9  But nothing is more wicked than the covetous man. Why is earth, and ashes proud?


The first three verses go to why it is important we spend time thinking about who we'll vote for, at all levels of government.  Leadership is really important, and leadership by example is the best type of leadership if the leadership is sound.  It is the most effective, even if it isn't good.  People will follow the leader.

Verse 6 tells us not to hold grudges, essentially, and not to retaliate.

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