Join us as we read and reflect on Bible verses from the book of Proverbs. These verses are taken from the study Wisdom from Above authored by Dr. Russell Meek. Each daily Bible verse (below) is followed by a link to the complete Scripture passage.
For gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square.
He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
The LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
A lying tongue hates those it hurts.
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him.
Do not lust in your heart.
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.