Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Lazy hands make for poverty,    but diligent hands bring wealth. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,    but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.    The activity of your hands today can determine your situation tomorrow. Laziness and diligence both compound as the days go by, little …

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4 Sluggards do not plow in season;    so at harvest time they look but find nothing. 5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,    but one who has insight draws them out.    The sluggard misses many opportunities. Lacking prudence, he doesn’t realize the potential of today’s efforts to yield a harvest in …

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4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart—    the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. 5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit    as surely as haste leads to poverty. 6 A fortune made by a lying tongue    is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.    Haughtiness and pride are defects of character, which …

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