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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