Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

[12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,    from men whose words are perverse…] 15 whose paths are crooked    and who are devious in their ways.    The crooked path is exhausting, constantly winding back and forth with little progress made. So it is with the wicked, whose lives are unnecessarily complicated. …

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16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;    they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. 17 They eat the bread of wickedness    and drink the wine of violence.    The path of the wicked promises freedom from moral constraints, the thrill of risk, and the opportunity to do whatever you want …

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20 My son, keep your father’s command    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart;    fasten them around your neck.    “Father’s command… mother’s teaching” suggest parental unity and shared responsibility. Each has sought, in their own way, to set their child up for success in life. This they …

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