Today’s scripture verse:

Psalms 34:8

Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him!

Sons and daughters, come and listen and let me teach you the importance of trusting and fearing the Lord.  Do you want a long, good life?  Then watch your tongue! Keep your lips from lying.  Turn from all known sin and spend your time in doing good. Try to live in peace with everyone; work hard at it.  For the eyes of the Lord are intently watching all who live good lives, and He gives attention when they cry to Him.  But the Lord has made up His mind to wipe out even the memory of evil men from the earth.  Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to Him for help and saves him out of all his troubles. The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking; he rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles—he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.  Not one of his bones is broken. Calamity will surely overtake the wicked; heavy penalties are meted out to those who hate the good.  But as for those who serve the Lord, He will redeem them; everyone who takes refuge in Him will be freely pardoned.  Psalms 34:11-22