In the movie Apocalypse Now, the war-torn, brash leader exclaims on the battlefield “I love the smell of napalm in the morning, it smells like Victory”. In this wonderful collection of proverbs are so many insights for anyone in a position of responsibility and authority. Solomon warns of the dangers of pride. He acknowledges the sovereignty of God and the power with which He moves in the hearts of leaders (He moves them like a water course). The collection is closed with focus on God’s part in all things. We do what we can (The horse is prepared for the day of battle), but God is the one whose wisdom and counsel brings Victory.
Have I discerned God’s wisdom and am I receiving His counsel through prayer or other people? Is my attitude godly?
Lord, I anticipate victory in the areas of ministry that I am working. I need You and Your mind on so many issues. Help me to seek You in prayer and other trusted voices in decisions that are necessary. I don’t want to neglect my part, so show me how to prepare the horses for the day of battle. I know that You are and I am grateful. Let’s smell victory today.