God delights in faithful actors who know when to hold their tongues,
who apply their energy to cheer folks up and help their friends.
As they wind between the dangers, righteous ways all lead to life.
Hearts get sick when hope’s deferred; they’re burdened by anxiety.
Shortcuts taken by the lazy lead to work and agony.
Trash talk, lies and foolish babbling show the world the path you lead.
Photo: by Brett Jordan on Unsplash
Source: Proverbs 12:22-28
Text: © David Alexander, 2021
Tune: Bryntirion, Public Domain
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