Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Lazy hands make for poverty,    but diligent hands bring wealth. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,    but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.    The activity of your hands today can determine your situation tomorrow. Laziness and diligence both compound as the days go by, little …

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3 A ruler who oppresses the poor    is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. 4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,    but those who heed it resist them. 5 Evildoers do not understand what is right,    but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.    The poor may not have much, …

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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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