The third chapter of the book of Proverbs speaks so soundly and clearly as to how we should live. The advice given therein cannot be disputed. Stress kills people. Folly and self-love kill people. How much smoother would we exist if we really took this proverb to heart? How much more at ease would we be? Imagine how much healthier our physical bodies could be if we let go of the things that anger us and bring on the migraines, backaches, and sleepless nights.
“My son do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
For length of days and years of life
And peace they will add to you.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck
Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways
And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.”
This scripture isn’t just a suggestion. I’ve learned that part of following Christ is having to actually attempt to walk in His way. Kindess and truth. Some days I fail, but I acknowlege Him and His infinite wisdom and know that with guidance He will make a path for me.