Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 By wisdom a house is built,    and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled    with rare and beautiful treasures.    Practically speaking, wisdom is competence – the ability to bring order out of the chaos of life. A person may set out to build a house, a family, a …

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12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;    if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.    There is no disadvantage to wisdom, no circumstance which wisdom cannot improve. The rewards of wisdom do not come to those who only have wisdom, but rather to those who are wise. It is through …

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13 Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time    is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;    he refreshes the spirit of his master. 14 Like clouds and wind without rain    is one who boasts of gifts never given.    It is not the messenger’s commitment which satisfies, but his ability to carry it …

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