(A simple series highlighting verses from each chapter of the book of Proverbs)
When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him…Patience is better than power, and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city. Proverbs 16:7,32 HCSB
God is more concerned about your character than your position. These two verses reveal a few things about character that pleases God:
- God is pleased with those who pursue peace rather than picking fights or insisting on their position.
- God is pleased with those who aren’t ruined by the pursuit of power but rather patiently surrender to his power.
- God is pleased with those who discipline themselves even when capable of achieving rank or position.