Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 The prudent see danger and take refuge,    but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.    How far in advance are you able to see danger? The prudent person anticipates it from a long way off, and is proactive in taking refuge from it. This applies to life in many ways. When you …

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18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge    and puts up security for a neighbor. 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;    whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;    one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.    It is unwise to put friends …

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26 An honest answer    is like a kiss on the lips. 27 Put your outdoor work in order    and get your fields ready;    after that, build your house. 28 Do not testify against your neighbor without cause—    would you use your lips to mislead? 29 Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have …

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