Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;    through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. 7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way,    he causes their enemies to make peace with them. 8 Better a little with righteousness    than much gain with injustice.    One of the many inherent consequences of …

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8 A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it;    they think success will come at every turn. 9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.   Corruption and greed are self perpetuating. The one who bribes successfully expects the same results …

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15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched,    but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. 16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord    than great wealth with turmoil. 17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love    than a fattened calf with hatred.  When it comes to happiness, perspective is more …

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22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?    But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. 23 All hard work brings a profit,    but mere talk leads only to poverty. 24 The wealth of the wise is their crown,    but the folly of fools yields folly.    What will keep a …

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