Proverbs 17:17-22 MSG
Friends love through all kinds of weather,
and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.
It’s stupid to try to get something for nothing,
or run up huge bills you can never pay.
The person who courts sin marries trouble;
build a wall, invite a burglar.
A bad motive can’t achieve a good end;
double-talk brings you double trouble.
Having a fool for a child is misery;
it’s no fun being the parent of a dolt.
A cheerful disposition is good for your health;
gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.