From Psalm 34:1-17(NLT): 

(Zentangle(R)-inspired illustration by Jenn Webster)

      I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak His praises. I will boast only in the LORD; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness; let us exalt His name together. I prayed to the LORD, and He answered me. He freed me from all of my fears.

      Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; He saved me from all of my troubles. For the angel of the LORD is a guard; He surrounds and defends all who fear Him.

      Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him! Fear the LORD, you His godly people, for those who fear Him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing. Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the LORD.

      Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous? Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; His ears are open to their cries for help. But the LORD turns His face against those who do evil; He will erase their memory from the earth. The LORD hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from their troubles.  


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