While in seminary, one of my Old Testament professors made the comment that the book of Proverbs was a collection of sayings that were used to teach the skills required for leadership, especially to the young men who were being groomed for official duties, whether in the King’s employment or in other places. For years, I’ve been intrigued by this notion, and wish to explore the Proverbs from this perspective. On occasion here, I’ll be offering a proverb and the kinds of leadership skill set or observations that these generate for me. Not all will be what we expect. There is a proverb which says that it is better to visit a prostitute than to have a mistress … and I’d suggest neither!
Watch for “Proverbial Leadership” as a category for installments in this particular line of study/reflection.