Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;    whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.    The wicked are ignorant of where their paths lead. They pursue sex, money and power without restraint, and hold the …

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[12 A troublemaker and a villain,    who goes about with a corrupt mouth, 13 who winks maliciously with his eye,    signals with his feet    and motions with his fingers,] 14  who plots evil with deceit in his heart—    he always stirs up conflict. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;    he will suddenly …

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