Monday, August 22, 2016

Setting the direction

Life follows the direction of the Creator, whose divine law in nature [natural law] governs everything, from the lowest to the highest member of creation, from the smallest dot to man, and the angels.  The intelligent beings—man and the angels—have been endowed with Godly powers to enable them to seek the Good, particularly union with God, the lasting Good, in their inner spirits or conscience.

God speaks to us human beings through our conscience.  The man/woman who listens to his/her conscience is deemed a person of character, whatever be their personality type.  They have integrated values and principles into their character.  Thus, these leaders set the direction for others to follow.  Being responsible, he/she knows what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and why to do it. From within, the leader consults and sees with the Maker’s vision.

The Book of Proverbs, chapter 16 contains many pertinent reminders:  “Man’s heart makes plans but it is Yahweh who answers.  Although people are satisfied with all of their deeds Yahweh considers the motives.  Entrust all you do to Yahweh and your plans will be realized.  Yahweh made everything for a purpose, even the evildoer for the day of punishment…  When Yahweh is pleased with a man’s conduct, he reconciles even his enemies with him.  Better to have little but be just than to have a great income without honesty.  Man’s heart seeks the right way but it is Yahweh who makes his footsteps sure.” (Prov. 16:1-4, 7-9). The Greek dictum states: “Know yourself, control yourself, give yourself.”

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