Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,    but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. 4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.    Have you ever said something you regret? Where did it come from? Your words are a window into your heart. …

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4 Sluggards do not plow in season;    so at harvest time they look but find nothing. 5 The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,    but one who has insight draws them out.    The sluggard misses many opportunities. Lacking prudence, he doesn’t realize the potential of today’s efforts to yield a harvest in …

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12 Ears that hear and eyes that see—    the Lord has made them both. 13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;    stay awake and you will have food to spare.  Though we have all been given the ability to perceive, it is up to each of us to listen and discern. What …

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15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;    he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. 16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes    than seven people who answer discreetly.    Laziness is not only a barrier to getting things started, but also to finishing them. The sluggard’s life is …

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18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel. 19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,    but the path of the upright is a highway. 20 A wise son brings joy to his father,    but a foolish man despises his mother.    There is no …

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