Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

16 Whoever strays from the path of prudence    comes to rest in the company of the dead. 17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor;    whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.    A detour from prudence may promise opportunity, but the odds are on the side of regret. We tend to overestimate …

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18 Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning;    let’s enjoy ourselves with love! 19 My husband is not at home;    he has gone on a long journey. 20 He took his purse filled with money    and will not be home till full moon.”    Now that she has brought down the senseless youth’s defenses, …

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