Here are some verses from Proverbs chapter 17
1. Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
19. He who loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.
20. A man of crooked mind does not prosper, and one with a perverse tongue falls into calamity.
21. A stupid son is a grief to a father; and the father of a fool has no joy.
22. A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
23. A wicked man accepts a bribe from the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
24. A man of understanding sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
25. A foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him
28. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
Verse 20 strikes out to me this morning as I read Proverbs 17 from the Old Testament. It says a man of crooked mind does not prosper, and one with a perverse tongue falls into calamity. This is so true and I have seen it happened over and over again. If an employee is dishonest and cheats his boss, surely he will be given the sack. Same too with backbiting for what goes around, comes around. Finally I need to apply verse 22 all the time, for it says a cheerful heart is a good medicine and therefore health to all my bones, my organs, kidneys, lungs, eyes, fingers, etc. So be happy each day and take pride in my work for my heavenly Father watches over me.