Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. 5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;    whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.    The wicked are ignorant of where their paths lead. They pursue sex, money and power without restraint, and hold the …

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9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,    with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,    and your vats will brim over with new wine.  What does it look like to honor the Lord with your wealth? These verses are often cited to encourage giving, but we must …

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,    but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.    Wealth easily obtained is easily lost, what chance has its holder had to become responsible? There is perhaps no greater catalyst of foolishness …

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