Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

10 For wisdom will enter your heart,    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you,    and understanding will guard you.    Do you pay more attention to your heart, or to your bank account? While wealth can be a good thing, it is also quite vulnerable. Those who fill their …

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10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,    knowledge rather than choice gold, 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,    and nothing you desire can compare with her.    Wisdom often brings wealth, but wealth does not bring wisdom. Silver and gold can be useful, but they can also be misused. They can be obtained, …

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12 “I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;    I possess knowledge and discretion. 13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil;    I hate pride and arrogance,    evil behavior and perverse speech. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;    I have insight, I have power.    There are many the world considers wise, yet their plans …

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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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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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