Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, Yet their heart rages against the Lord. 4 Wealth attracts many friends, But even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.  The simple follow the world’s advice, which leads to disillusionment. The fool takes this one step further. While the simple believes his main …

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5 A false witness will not go unpunished,    and whoever pours out lies will not go free. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler,    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. 7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives—    how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue …

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8 The one who gets wisdom loves life;    the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished,    and whoever pours out lies will perish.   The direction your life is taking is more important than where you are now. The one who gets wisdom takes advantage of every …

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10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury—    how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! 11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;    it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. 12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,    but his favor is like dew on …

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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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15 Laziness brings on deep sleep,    and the shiftless go hungry. 16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,    but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.    Sloth begins with laziness, but it ends with hunger. We can all be lazy from time to time, but be careful not to let it become a …

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