Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

11 Dishonest money dwindles away,    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.    Wealth easily obtained is easily lost, what chance has its holder had to become responsible? There is perhaps no greater catalyst of foolishness …

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20 Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,    she raises her voice in the public square; 21 on top of the wall she cries out,    at the city gate she makes her speech: 22 “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?    How long will mockers delight in mockery    and fools hate …

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