Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

1 The wicked flee though no one pursues,    but the righteous are as bold as a lion. 2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers,    but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.  The wicked may deny morality, but that does keep them from the consequences of violating it. If their behavior …

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1 Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. 2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;    when the wicked rule, the people groan.    Criticism is a form of help, but it is often hard to take. How else can you warn someone of the trouble they are causing themselves? Criticism …

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3 No one can be established through wickedness,    but the righteous cannot be uprooted. 4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,    but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.    The wicked commit to nothing but their own desires. They go wherever their cravings take them, consuming whatever they can. …

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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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