Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

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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9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,    with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,    and your vats will brim over with new wine.  What does it look like to honor the Lord with your wealth? These verses are often cited to encourage giving, but we must …

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17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,    and he will reward them for what they have done. 18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;    do not be a willing party to their death. 19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;    rescue them, and you will have to …

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