Congenial conversation - what a pleasure! The right word at the right time - beautiful!
Life ascends to the heights for the thoughtful - it's a clean about-face from descent into hell.
God smashes the pretensions of the arrogant; he stands with those who have no standing.
God can't stand evil scheming, but he puts words of grace and beauty on display.
A greedy and grasping person destroys community; those who refuse to exploit live and let live.
Prayerful answers come from God-loyal people; the wicked are sewers of abuse.
God keeps his distance from the wicked; he closely attends to the prayers of God-loyal people.
A twinkle in the eye means joy in the heart, and good news makes you feel fit as a fiddle.
Listen to good advice if you want to live well, an honored guest among wise men and women.
An undisciplined, self-willed life is puny; an obedient, God-willed life is spacious.
Fear-of-God is a school in skilled living - first you learn humility, then you experience glory.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)