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.