Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure;    I am clean and without sin”? 10 Differing weights and differing measures—    the Lord detests them both. 11 Even small children are known by their actions,    so is their conduct really pure and upright?    There are plenty of good people in the world, but …

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13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin,    and a quarrelsome wife is like    the constant dripping of a leaky roof. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,    but a prudent wife is from the Lord.    It is vital for a father to teach his child wisdom, and curtail their foolishness through discipline. …

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14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,    his throne will be established forever. 15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.    The true test of a king is how he deals with the poor, who are at his mercy. Those who “show partiality to …

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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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