Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

1 The wicked flee though no one pursues,    but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,    but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.  The wicked may deny morality, but that does keep them from the consequences of violating it. If their behavior …

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5 A false witness will not go unpunished,    and whoever pours out lies will not go free. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler,    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. 7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives—    how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue …

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8 The one who gets wisdom loves life;    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished,    and whoever pours out lies will perish.   The direction your life is taking is more important than where you are now. The one who gets wisdom takes advantage of every …

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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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