Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

11 For through wisdom your days will be many,    and years will be added to your life.    It is through wisdom that self-destructive habits are overcome, temptation is avoided, and virtue conquers vice. How often do you factor your future self into your present decisions? The fool, living only in the moment, has no …

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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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  23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,    give careful attention to your herds; 24 for riches do not endure forever,    and a crown is not secure for all generations.    Diligence is productivity, but it is also stewardship. It is one thing to establish a relationship, and quite another to maintain …

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24 “Four things on earth are small,    yet they are extremely wise: 25 Ants are creatures of little strength,    yet they store up their food in the summer; 26 hyraxes are creatures of little power,    yet they make their home in the crags; 27 locusts have no king,    yet they advance together in ranks; 28 …

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