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Day 2061 – The Book of Proverbs – Chapter 21 – Daily Wisdom
21st November 2022 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 2061 of  Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

The Book of Proverbs – Chapter 21 – Daily Wisdom

Wisdom-Trek Podcast Script - Day 2061 Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps! I am Guthrie Chamberlain, and we are on Day 2061 of our Trek. Establishing good habits is imperative for living a Godly life and one habit I have practiced nearly every day for the past 45+ years of my adult life is to read the chapter in the book of Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month. This single habit has been the catalyst for gaining wisdom and creating a living legacy. Adopting this habit can do the same for your life. The realization that God’s Wisdom is the only true wisdom drives me to seek God’s wisdom each day, and there is no better way to do this than to meditate on God’s book of Wisdom. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. So we are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Today I will read Proverbs 21.

The Book of Proverbs - Chapter 21

21 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases. People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart. The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices. Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin. Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.[a] The violence of the wicked sweeps them away, because they refuse to do what is just. The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road. It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home. 10 Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them. 11 If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise; if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser. 12 The Righteous One[b] knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked; he will bring disaster on them. 13 Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need. 14 A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury. 15 Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers. 16 The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead. 17 Those who love pleasure become poor; those who love wine and luxury will never be rich. 18 The wicked are punished in place of the godly, and traitors in place of the honest. 19 It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife. 20 The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. 21 Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor. 22 The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress in which they trust. 23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble. 24 Mockers are proud and haughty; they act with boundless arrogance. 25 Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work. 26 Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! 27 The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives. 28 A false witness will be cut off, but a credible witness will be allowed to speak. 29 The wicked bluff their way through, but the virtuous think before they act. 30 No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord. 31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.   Today, as you ponder Proverbs 21, please encourage your friends and family to join us and come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.’ Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most importantly, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this trek together, let us always:
  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,’ and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you next time for more daily wisdom!  

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Welcome to Day:

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

The Book of Proverbs – Chapter 21 – Daily Wisdom

dom-Trek Podcast Script - Day:

hamberlain, and we are on Day:

The Book of Proverbs - Chapter 21

21 The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord;

he guides it wherever he pleases.

2 People may be right in their own eyes,

but the Lord examines their heart.

3 The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just

than when we offer him sacrifices.

4 Haughty eyes, a proud heart,

and evil actions are all sin.

5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity,

but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

6 Wealth created by a lying tongue

is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.[a]

7 The violence of the wicked sweeps them away,

because they refuse to do what is just.

8 The guilty walk a crooked path;

the innocent travel a straight road.

9 It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic

than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.

10 Evil people desire evil;

their neighbors get no mercy from them.

11 If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise;

if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser.

12 The Righteous One[b] knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked;

he will bring disaster on them.

13 Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor

will be ignored in their own time of need.

14 A secret gift calms anger;

a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

15 Justice is a joy to the godly,

but it terrifies evildoers.

16 The person who strays from common sense

will end up in the company of the dead.

17 Those who love pleasure become poor;

those who love wine and luxury will never be rich.

18 The wicked are punished in place of the godly,

and traitors in place of the honest.

19 It’s better to live alone in the desert

than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.

20 The wise have wealth and luxury,

but fools spend whatever they get.

21 Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love

will find life, righteousness, and honor.

22 The wise conquer the city of the strong

and level the fortress in which they trust.

23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,

and you will stay out of trouble.

24 Mockers are proud and haughty;

they act with boundless arrogance.

25 Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin,

for their hands refuse to work.

26 Some people are always greedy for more,

but the godly love to give!

27 The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable,

especially when it is offered with wrong motives.

28 A false witness will be cut off,

but a credible witness will be allowed to speak.

29 The wicked bluff their way through,

but the virtuous think before they act.

30 No human wisdom or understanding or plan

can stand against the Lord.

31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle,

but the victory belongs to the Lord.

Today, as you ponder Proverbs 21, please encourage your friends and family to join us and come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.’

Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most importantly, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.

As we take this trek together, let us always:

Live Abundantly (Fully)

Love Unconditionally

Listen Intentionally

Learn Continuously

Lend to others Generously

Lead with Integrity

Leave a Living Legacy Each Day

I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,’ and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you next time for more daily wisdom!

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