Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

4 By justice a king gives a country stability,    but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down. 5 Those who flatter their neighbors    are spreading nets for their feet. 6 Evildoers are snared by their own sin,    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.    Lady justice ought to be blindfolded. …

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13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,    but whoever respects a command is rewarded. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,    turning a person from the snares of death.    What is the cost of defiance? You may not agree with something you’ve been told to do, but is it …

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