Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

1 A good name is more desirable than great riches;    to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. 2 Rich and poor have this in common:    The Lord is the Maker of them all.    Quality of life and standard of living are not the same thing. Wealth determines standard of living, but quality …

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15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,    but poverty is the ruin of the poor. 16 The wages of the righteous is life,    but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death. 17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,    but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.    Preoccupation with …

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14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer—    then goes off and boasts about the purchase. 15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,    but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.    The swindler thinks only of financial costs, but that is only a small part of doing business. His haggling …

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18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,    but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19 Truly the righteous attain life,    but whoever pursues evil finds death.    Wickedness may get results, but they are never as satisfying as temptation promises. There is always more to be done; another lie, another swindle, another …

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