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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