Gleanings from Proverbs 23

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth; cease from your consideration of it. when you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, or desire his delicacies; for as he thinks within himself, so is he. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.

My son, if your heart is wise, my own heart also will be glad, and my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.

Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the Lord always. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.