The Way of Life

A patient plan will yield abundance, 

while hasty action leads to ruin. 

Be slow to speak; stay out of trouble. 

Stay on the way, whate’re you’re doin’.

For death awaits the careless pilgrim, 

and righteousness brings life and fame. 

Be kind in all that you’re pursuin’, 

let blessing rest upon your name. 


The wicked boldly make assertions. 

The upright think about their ways.

The pleasure-lovers meet privations 

when bills are due and must be paid. 

Your sacrifice may seem the thing that 

the Lord is always waiting for,

but righteous living done with justice 

is what will open heaven’s door. 


Photo: by Martin Widenka on Unsplash

Source:  Proverbs 21: 3,5,16,17,21,23,29

Text:  © David Alexander, 2021

Tune: The Wayfaring Stranger, Public Domain.


Audio:  Used by Permission.

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