Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

19 Those who work their land will have abundant food,    but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty. 20 A faithful person will be richly blessed,    but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.    Fantasies may offer us excitement, but in practice they rarely turn out as expected. A …

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23 The Lord detests differing weights,    and dishonest scales do not please him. 24 A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.    How then can anyone understand their own way? 25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly    and only later to consider one’s vows.    Greed is often a subtle thing. A little …

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25 A generous person will prosper;    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. 26 People curse the one who hoards grain,    but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell. 27 Whoever seeks good finds favor,    but evil comes to one who searches for it.      All sin is selfishness, twisting …

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27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,    but the one who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers,    but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked,    but he hears the prayer of the righteous.    The unethical person may tell …

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