Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

7 The violence of the wicked will drag them away,    for they refuse to do what is right. 8 The way of the guilty is devious,    but the conduct of the innocent is upright.  Violence tends to escalate. While it is an easy thing to get into, it is very difficult to get out of.  …

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10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone    or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, 11 for their Defender is strong;    he will take up their case against you.    The Lord is described here as the Defender of the fatherless. What a wonderful thing to contemplate! Those who appear to be defenseless are …

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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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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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