Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich;    do not trust your own cleverness. 5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,    for they will surely sprout wings    and fly off to the sky like an eagle.  Two foolish ways to pursue wealth are given here, overworking and taking shortcuts. The …

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13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,    those who gain understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver    and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies;    nothing you desire can compare with her.    Have you ever pursued something for the sake of happiness, only to achieve it and …

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17 I love those who love me,    and those who seek me find me. 18 With me are riches and honor,    enduring wealth and prosperity. 19 My fruit is better than fine gold;    what I yield surpasses choice silver.    Wisdom continues her speech. “I love those who love me,” she says, distinguishing herself from …

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