Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

9 Better to live on a corner of the roof    than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. 10 The wicked crave evil;    their neighbors get no mercy from them. 11 When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;    by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.    What good is the shelter …

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12 Apply your heart to instruction    and your ears to words of knowledge.    The heart languishes without instruction, as does the mind without knowledge. This is key to the cultivation of wisdom, which does not come naturally but through careful exposure to the right things. The plant which lacks sunlight may be exposed to …

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20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,    and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning,    and gracious words promote instruction. 22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,    but folly brings punishment to fools.    Sometimes instructions don’t make sense until you apply …

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