Today’s Reading – Proverbs Chapters 10-12
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
Much is said and spent to develop a city’s image.
Why? Because a good image creates good morale within its citizens.
Solomon knew this all those years ago.
Consider the general good feeling that was felt by all after the Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl or the good feeling that resulted from just hosting the Super Bowl. All the news for weeks was about winning and positive outcomes as a result of the win.
Consider any given week in the last several months – police action, disasters, corruption, political arguments, you name it. Any one event and the city is no longer safe or so we are told. No wonder we feel down.
It takes one ill-advised word to destroy all the good ones.
That is true of a person and a city.
Tomorrow’s Reading – Proverbs Chapters 13-15