A reader emails about the Daily Proverb

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon', oil on canvas painting by Edward Poynter, 1890, Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon’, oil on canvas painting by Edward Poynter, 1890, Art Gallery of New South Wales

A reader emailed me about the Daily Proverb post.

Why do you quote a religious proverb every day? I would have?thought you would be an atheist or at least see no reason to promote?their rubbish.

Lets face it, anyone who hooks into this site must have?reasonable intelligence, so could not possibly be religious.

Well…where do I start?

First up I am a christian…one of reasonable intelligence no less. But that isn’t the reason why I?post a Daily Proverb.

The reason I post the Daily Proverb can be summed up in one word…wisdom.

Now you are probably either exclaiming one of two things…”What?” genuinely perplexed as to what I might be on about…or “WTF?” in incredulity that I could make such a statement about a book from the bible.

However let me explain.

One person, whose advice I respect, who may or may not host a radio show on NewstalkZB suggest I read a book. It was about 3 years ago. I never really took much notice, then I heard him mention it again on his show about two years ago. I bought the book. I read the book.

It is The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness?by Steven K. Scott.

I read this book and started to do the very simple task of reading each chapter of Proverbs each day. The prescription is one chapter a day each day of the month…Chapter one on the 1st, chapter 2 on the 2nd and so on. Pretty simple really. Now here is the catch…you have to do this for 5 years according to the author and as a result you will become wiser, richer, healthier and happier.? Read more »

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 5

3For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.


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Proverbs 4

3For I, too, was once my father’s son, tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.

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Proverbs 3

3Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart

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Proverbs 7

18Come, let?s drink our fill of love until morning. Let?s enjoy each other?s caresses,

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Proverbs 28

2When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.

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Proverbs 27

2Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth–a stranger, not your own lips.

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Proverbs 26

2Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim.

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Proverbs 25

2It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.

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Proverbs 24

2For their hearts plot violence, and their words always stir up trouble.