Good friend, don't forget all I've taught you; take to heart My commands. They will help you
live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well.
Don't lose your grip on Love
and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart.
Earn a reputation
for living well in God's eyes and the eyes of the people.
Trust God from the bottom of
your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God's voice
in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the One who will keep you on track.
assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health, your
very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own; give Him the first and
Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.
3:1-10 (The Message)