Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them;    all the promise of their power comes to nothing. 8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble,    and it falls on the wicked instead. 9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors,    but through knowledge the righteous escape.    All the flaws in the world can …

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.    Wealth easily obtained is easily lost, what chance has its holder had to become responsible? There is perhaps no greater catalyst of foolishness …

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16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,    but the righteous will see their downfall. 17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;    they will bring you the delights you desire.    Evil is cyclical. In times of increasing wickedness, despair tempts us to doubt things will ever get better. We must counter …

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