Daily D – Ecclesiastes 10:4

by | Jun 20, 2022 | Daily D | 0 comments

David G Bowman Logo

Ecclesiastes 10:4  If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.

Calm is a superpower. 

Hyperactive brainwaves combined with hyperventilation lead to failure many times more often than success. The person who can keep his or her head when everyone else loses theirs most often wins. 

Power is not best displayed with loud commands or threatening actions. It shows up instead through focused activity and purposeful steps. 

Verse 10 in this chapter helps us with additional understanding. 

If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.

The Message paraphrase sheds more light: 

Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work;
Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle.

Turn back two chapters and notice in 8:5, 6, “the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter.”

Lessons for today?
1. Calm is a superpower.
2. Power is displayed through focused activity and purposeful steps.
3. Wisdom is stronger than strength. 
4. Proper time and procedure accelerate successful outcomes. 

Since it is hard to master four things at once, which one of these deserves your best, focused attention today? Once you have mastered this lesson, which one comes next? Continue along those lines until all four become routine. 

I will lead myself well so that I may lead others well.

Our Father, thank you for wisdom and truth. Thank you for the success it makes possible. Empower me to lead myself well so that I may lead others with wisdom and skill. Amen.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

CONNECT WITH ME!

Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.

          Church Unique Logo          Auxano Logo

GET IN TOUCH!

READ MY BLOG!

Daily D – 1 Kings 22:34

1 Kings 22:34 But someone drew his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the sections of his armor. The king told his chariot driver, “Wheel around and get me out of the fighting. I’ve been wounded.”

Daily D – 1 Kings 21:25-26

1 Kings 21:25, 26 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the Lord drove out before Israel.)

Daily D – 1 Kings 19:9

1 Kings 19:9 There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Daily D – Matthew 5:13-16

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Daily D – 2 Chronicles 15:1-2

2 Chronicles 15:1, 2 The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”