Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Lazy hands make for poverty,    but diligent hands bring wealth. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,    but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.    The activity of your hands today can determine your situation tomorrow. Laziness and diligence both compound as the days go by, little …

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3 The integrity of the upright guides them,    but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,    but righteousness delivers from death.    What does it look like to be guided by integrity? The person of integrity is steadfast in any circumstance, whether facing danger or experiencing …

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3 No one can be established through wickedness,    but the righteous cannot be uprooted. 4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,    but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.    The wicked commit to nothing but their own desires. They go wherever their cravings take them, consuming whatever they can. …

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3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,    but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. 4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.    Have you ever said something you regret? Where did it come from? Your words are a window into your heart. …

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