Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.    Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;    embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will give you a garland to grace your head    and present you with a glorious crown.  Wisdom does not come naturally, …

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8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,    but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 9 The Lord detests the way of the wicked,    but he loves those who pursue righteousness. 10 Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path;    the one who hates correction will die.    There is only one reason …

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16 A gift opens the way    and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. 17 In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right,    until someone comes forward and cross-examines.    In the giving and receiving of gifts, it is important to discern whether expectations are attached. If a person is expecting something …

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25 The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him,    because his hands refuse to work. 26 All day long he craves for more,    but the righteous give without sparing. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable—    how much more so when brought with evil intent!    The sluggard’s problem is not …

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