Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 The integrity of the upright guides them,    but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. 4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,    but righteousness delivers from death.    What does it look like to be guided by integrity? The person of integrity is steadfast in any circumstance, whether facing danger or experiencing …

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5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,    but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,    but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.  To be righteous is to be committed to doing the right thing, whatever the circumstances. It is a disposition …

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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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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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