Proverbs 28:16 NKJV
A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor, But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.

When a person in leadership has understanding he will treat his subordinates fairly and rule with kindness and gentleness. People with good leaders will support, defend and give generously to them. Those who are oppressed are more likely to betray and plot against their leader. They are more likely to steal from them and be careless with their property. An oppressive leader may have people afraid to go against him, but if he gets understanding he will resign from a posture that requires fear to produce loyalty. Loyalty produced by fear will cause the leader to live in fear himself. He is less likely to sleep well for fear that someone may get tired of his brutality and retaliate if given the chance. Let us be kind to everyone we have to interact with, especially those who are subordinate to us.

P.S. I pray you will all have a happy and prosperous New Year. Purpose to make every day count for Jesus. An old saying goes like this, "Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."

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