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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  19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,    but the prudent hold their tongues. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,    but the heart of the wicked is of little value. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,    but fools die for lack of sense.    It is not natural to …

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23 Those who guard their mouths and their tongues    keep themselves from calamity. 24 The proud and arrogant person—“Mocker” is his name—    behaves with insolent fury.    Contaminated food can be deadly if it enters the mouth, and a poisonous word can be equally disastrous when it is let out. One affects only the body, …

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