“Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked, but gracious words are pure in his sight. The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”
Proverbs 15:21-23, 26, 28-30 NIV
Keep me from folly,
Moving ever forward,
Asking wisdom of the wise
That I might be successful by your standards.
Lead me on your path,
Shining light and life on all who watch.
Give me words of encouragement.
Bringing hope to the listening ear.Amen.