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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3 When wickedness comes, so does contempt, And with shame comes reproach. 4 The words of the mouth are deep waters, But the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.    Contempt is not only the attitude the wicked have towards others, it is also the attitude others have towards them. The wicked flaunt injustice, …

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5 The plans of the righteous are just,    but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,    but the speech of the upright rescues them. 7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,    but the house of the righteous stands firm.    The righteous …

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5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline,    but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. 6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure,    but the income of the wicked brings ruin. 7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge,    but the hearts of fools are not upright.    The fool sees that he is being disciplined, …

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