Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Remove the dross from the silver,    and a silversmith can produce a vessel; 5 remove wicked officials from the king’s presence,    and his throne will be established through righteousness.    The silversmith has a purpose in mind. He subjects the silver ore to fire, melting it, forcing the dross to the surface to be …

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19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,    by understanding he set the heavens in place; 20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,    and the clouds let drop the dew.    Wisdom is far more than a means of navigating through life, it is the agency by which the universe was established. …

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