My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my words in your heart.
For they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace in abundance.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you.
Bind them around your neck.
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways surrender unto him
and he will make your paths straight.
~ King Solomon, The Book of Proverbs, 3:1-6
[Art: Gabe Tomoiaga]