Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;    through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. 7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way,    he causes their enemies to make peace with them. 8 Better a little with righteousness    than much gain with injustice.    One of the many inherent consequences of …

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13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,    those who gain understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver    and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies;    nothing you desire can compare with her.    Have you ever pursued something for the sake of happiness, only to achieve it and …

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13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful,    but heartache crushes the spirit. 14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge,    but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.  It is the inward condition of the heart, rather than outward circumstances, which determine our well-being. This is a great encouragement, as we have more control over …

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13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,    but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. 14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,    but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.    It takes a lot of effort to conceal sin, and as lies and excuses accumulate so does the …

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17 I love those who love me,    and those who seek me find me. 18 With me are riches and honor,    enduring wealth and prosperity. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold;    what I yield surpasses choice silver.    Wisdom continues her speech. “I love those who love me,” she says, distinguishing herself from …

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18 The simple inherit folly,    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,    and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,    but the rich have many friends. 21 It is a sin to despise one’s …

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