Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;    do not trust your own cleverness. 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,    for they will surely sprout wings    and fly off to the sky like an eagle.  Two foolish ways to pursue wealth are given here, overworking and taking shortcuts. The …

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10 Do not move an ancient boundary stone    or encroach on the fields of the fatherless, 11 for their Defender is strong;    he will take up their case against you.    The Lord is described here as the Defender of the fatherless. What a wonderful thing to contemplate! Those who appear to be defenseless are …

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12 Apply your heart to instruction    and your ears to words of knowledge.    The heart languishes without instruction, as does the mind without knowledge. This is key to the cultivation of wisdom, which does not come naturally but through careful exposure to the right things. The plant which lacks sunlight may be exposed to …

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