Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

[12 A troublemaker and a villain,    who goes about with a corrupt mouth, 13 who winks maliciously with his eye,    signals with his feet    and motions with his fingers,] 14  who plots evil with deceit in his heart—    he always stirs up conflict. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;    he will suddenly …

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16 There are six things the Lord hates,    seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes,        a lying tongue,        hands that shed innocent blood, 18  a heart that devises wicked schemes,        feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19  a false witness who pours out lies        and a person who stirs up conflict …

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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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