God's Favor

After doing some reading in Proverbs chapter 3, I found several things to consider. 

The first and possibly foremost thing is to keep God’s principals in mind as we live. Jesus summed them all up into 2 - loving God with every part of me, and loving people. This means treating others the way I would like to be treated, which is also known as the Golden Rule.

The second thing is to keep my heart soft.  Show mercy and grace to people – even those who aren’t nice or have hurt me. Don’t get cynical or bitter or hard-hearted. 

The last is to have integrity. Can people count on me? Do I keep my word? Do I cut corners, tell “white lies” and do whatever I want to get my way? Do everything right and well. 

Following these 3 principals, will give me peace and a long life. God’s ways are not too hard or burdensome. They bring a clean conscience and give me joy in the journey.  
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