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 …

Continue reading

5 A false witness will not go unpunished,    and whoever pours out lies will not go free. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler,    and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. 7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives—    how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue …

Continue reading

6 Better the poor whose walk is blameless    than the rich whose ways are perverse. 7 A discerning son heeds instruction,    but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.    The rich man may have many advantages for the time being, but the poor man has the only advantage that matters. His walk is blameless, …

Continue reading

18 The simple inherit folly,    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,    and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,    but the rich have many friends. 21 It is a sin to despise one’s …

Continue reading