Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,    but whoever respects a command is rewarded. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,    turning a person from the snares of death.    What is the cost of defiance? You may not agree with something you’ve been told to do, but is it …

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17 “The eye that mocks a father,    that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,    will be eaten by the vultures.  The fifth commandment, “Honor your father and mother,” is supported with a reason – “so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God …

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10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;    quarrels and insults are ended. 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace    will have the king for a friend.    Sometimes the root cause of dysfunction is not the object of complaint, but the complainer himself. “The perfect is the enemy …

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23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them,    and supplies the merchants with sashes. 25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;    she can laugh at the days to come. 26 She speaks with wisdom, …

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