Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,    and let the discerning get guidance— 6 for understanding proverbs and parables,    the sayings and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.    Wisdom is the ability to make good decisions, …

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[12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,    from men whose words are perverse…] 15 whose paths are crooked    and who are devious in their ways.    The crooked path is exhausting, constantly winding back and forth with little progress made. So it is with the wicked, whose lives are unnecessarily complicated. …

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[20 My son, keep your father’s command    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching…] 22 When you walk, they will guide you;    when you sleep, they will watch over you;    when you awake, they will speak to you. 23 For this command is a lamp,    this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction    are …

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18 Plans are established by seeking advice;    so if you wage war, obtain guidance. 19 A gossip betrays a confidence;    so avoid anyone who talks too much. 20 If someone curses their father or mother,    their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.    Those who want their plans to succeed ought to base …

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18 Casting the lot settles disputes    and keeps strong opponents apart. 19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city;    disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.    The more hostile a dispute, the greater the need for an unbiased resolution. Casting lots factors the opinions of man out of the …

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