Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 By wisdom a house is built,    and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled    with rare and beautiful treasures.    Practically speaking, wisdom is competence – the ability to bring order out of the chaos of life. A person may set out to build a house, a family, a …

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5 The wise prevail through great power,    and those who have knowledge muster their strength. 6 Surely you need guidance to wage war,    and victory is won through many advisers. 7 Wisdom is too high for fools;    in the assembly at the gate they must not open their mouths.   Wisdom is superior to brute …

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15 Do not lurk like a thief near the house of the righteous,    do not plunder their dwelling place; 16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,    but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.    Envy is a waste of time, our most precious resource. It is much better to invest your …

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