Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

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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3 A ruler who oppresses the poor    is like a driving rain that leaves no crops. 4 Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked,    but those who heed it resist them. 5 Evildoers do not understand what is right,    but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.    The poor may not have much, …

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20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,    but fools gulp theirs down. 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love    finds life, prosperity and honor. 22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty    and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.    At first glance it may …

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20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied,    and neither are human eyes. 21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,    but people are tested by their praise.    Perhaps Solomon wrote this verse from his own experience, as he was the richest and most successful of all Israel’s kings. When he had achieved …

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