Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

17 An honest witness tells the truth,    but a false witness tells lies. 18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,    but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 19 Truthful lips endure forever,    but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.    How important is credibility? Whatever the false witness hopes to gain, …

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17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. 18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,    but whoever heeds correction is honored.    It is a great responsibility to be trusted with news, and it is essential for messengers to maintain the truth. Not only for the sake of …

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10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;    quarrels and insults are ended. 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace    will have the king for a friend.    Sometimes the root cause of dysfunction is not the object of complaint, but the complainer himself. “The perfect is the enemy …

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12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,    but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.      The Lord is the protector and preserver of truth. He has given us the dignity of participating in this, but it shall be done whether we take part or not. This is good news to …

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