Proverbs 4:23-27 from The Message Bible & NLT
Guard your heart, keep vigilant watch above all else, for it determines the course of your life ... it's where life starts.
Avoid all perverse talk; don't talk out of both sides of your mouth. Avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Stay away from corrupt speech.
Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Avoid all sideshow distractons. Stay on the safe path. Watch your step and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left. Don't get sidetracked. Keep your feet from following evil. Leave evil in the dust!
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler