Biblical Wisdom

Whoever Gives Thought to the Word | Proverbs 16:20

Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. Proverbs 16:20 ESV The natural interpretation of this verse would seem to refer to our words, our speech. Giving thought to the word, therefore, would be guarding one's mouth, considering carefully beforehand what is about to be …

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Biblical Wisdom

Turn Aside From Evil | Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. Proverbs 16:17 ESV   The path of the upright veers to avoid evil. Indeed, it is the avoidance of evil that makes one upright at all. How do we do this? By guarding our ways. By being vigilantly attendant …

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The Belly of the Wicked Suffers Want | Proverbs 13:25

The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want. Proverbs 13:25   What is this proverb's setting? Everywhere. The righteous has enough, always. The righteous man or woman is content. Even in times of hunger, they are satisfied. But the wicked are not so. They are governed by …

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Unrestrained Moderation

In Book Four section 26 of Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, he states: You've seen that. Now look at this. Don't be disturbed. Uncomplicate yourself. Someone has done wrong... to himself. Something happens to you. Good. It was meant for you by nature, woven into the pattern from the beginning. Life is short. That's all there is …

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