Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 The integrity of the upright guides them,    but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,    but righteousness delivers from death.    What does it look like to be guided by integrity? The person of integrity is steadfast in any circumstance, whether facing danger or experiencing …

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6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged,    and parents are the pride of their children. 7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool—    how much worse lying lips to a ruler!    Good parents spend years making sacrifices on behalf of their children, who don’t fully understand what their parents have done …

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9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,    but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. 10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief,    and a chattering fool comes to ruin. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,    but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.    The path of integrity is not …

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20 My son, keep your father’s command    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 21 Bind them always on your heart;    fasten them around your neck.    “Father’s command… mother’s teaching” suggest parental unity and shared responsibility. Each has sought, in their own way, to set their child up for success in life. This they …

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19 Those who work their land will have abundant food,    but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty. 20 A faithful person will be richly blessed,    but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.    Fantasies may offer us excitement, but in practice they rarely turn out as expected. A …

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