Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor    amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor. 9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,    even their prayers are detestable. 10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path    will fall into their own trap,    but the …

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9 One who is slack in his work    is brother to one who destroys.  It is likely that more evil is accomplished in this world through neglect than by malice. How many marriages are wrecked by apathy? How much injustice results from indifference? While more than 400,000 are murdered each year, over 9 million die …

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15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;    he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. 16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes    than seven people who answer discreetly.    Laziness is not only a barrier to getting things started, but also to finishing them. The sluggard’s life is …

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18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge    and puts up security for a neighbor. 19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin;    whoever builds a high gate invites destruction. 20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper;    one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.    It is unwise to put friends …

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