Daily Wisdom

Meditations on the Book of Proverbs

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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5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,    but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,    but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.  To be righteous is to be committed to doing the right thing, whatever the circumstances. It is a disposition …

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12 If a ruler listens to lies,    all his officials become wicked. 13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.    If wickedness is a contagion, lies are its first symptom. Small deceptions grow into treachery, flattery leads to betrayal. There is much more …

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18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,    but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19 Truly the righteous attain life,    but whoever pursues evil finds death.    Wickedness may get results, but they are never as satisfying as temptation promises. There is always more to be done; another lie, another swindle, another …

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