The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Choosing the right kind of friends is actually a big deal because whether you realize it or not, you become like the people you spend the most time with. Surround yourself with people who encourage you and make a positive impact in your life. Your friends should inspire and motivate you to do good and be a better person. Choose your friends wisely and strive to be a good friend too.
Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name.
Have you ever noticed that no matter what is going on in your life singing praises to the Lord always makes you feel better? Yes, we are singing to Him but in return we are overcome with God’s presence and overwhelming peace and joy. Make singing praises to God a part of your day and you will definitely start to see a change in your mindset and attitude.
Doing the will of God can at times be lonely. Not everyone will understand or support what you are doing. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with likeminded people. Even so, there may be times when you still feel alone and it may feel like everyone has deserted you. But, know that you are not alone the Lord, your God is with you. He is on your side and he will give you the strength to carry out his purpose.
Strength and honor are her clothing; she is confident about the future.
A virtuous woman of God carries herself with strength and honor in her attitude and her behavior. She is in control of her actions and does everything with purpose and uprightness. She is respected for more than her outward appearance, she is respected for her godliness and holiness. She is confident because she knows God is in control of her future.
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my voice in prayer.
We all fall short of the glory of God. We are not perfect but what we do when we fail God makes all the difference. Put aside your pride and acknowledge your sin and turn from it. Don’t let sin come between you and God. Don’t let sin destroy your fellowship with Him. Humble yourself before the Lord and confess your sins, ask for forgiveness, and he will hear your prayers.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.
Your words matter, they have the power to hurt or help. Sometimes we say things we don’t mean and sometimes we say things without thinking of the consequences of what we’ve said. Once words come out of your mouth they cannot be taken back or unheard. We need to be careful with our words because we will have to give an account for them someday. Use your words to encourage one another, use them for good not evil.