Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Sluggards do not plow in season;    so at harvest time they look but find nothing. 5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,    but one who has insight draws them out.    The sluggard misses many opportunities. Lacking prudence, he doesn’t realize the potential of today’s efforts to yield a harvest in …

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5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,    but the income of the wicked brings ruin. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,    but the hearts of fools are not upright.    The fool sees that he is being disciplined, …

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8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,    but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked,    but he loves those who pursue righteousness. 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;    the one who hates correction will die.    There is only one reason …

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