Proverbs 4:18-27 MSG

18 The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.
19 But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker - travelers can't see a thing; they fall flat on their faces. Learn It by Heart
20 Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice.
21 Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart!
22 Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they're bursting with health.
23 Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that's where life starts.
24 Don't talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
25 Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.
26 Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
27 Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.