Blessings of nurture

Proverbs 12:12-14 The wicked covet the catch of evil men, but the root of the righteous yields fruit. The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble. A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands … More Blessings of nurture

Wisdom multiplies

Proverbs 12:8-9 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised. Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant, than he who honors himself but lacks bread. Leader, I bless you with your wisdom accruing honour. I bless you with embracing … More Wisdom multiplies

Pursue good

Proverbs 11:27-29 He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, but trouble will come to him who seeks evil. He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage. He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart. Leader, … More Pursue good

Cause and effect

Proverbs 10:7-11 The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. The wise in heart will receive commands, but a prating fool will fall. He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. He who winks with the eye causes trouble: but … More Cause and effect

Ancient blueprint

Proverbs 8:18-21 Riches and honor are with me, enduring riches and righteousness.  My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. I traverse the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of justice, that I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I … More Ancient blueprint

Crowned by wisdom

Proverbs 8:9-13 They [wisdom’s words] are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge … More Crowned by wisdom

On first name basis

Proverbs 8:1-4 Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entrance of the doors: “To you, O men, I call, … More On first name basis