when times are good,
enjoy them and be happy.
when times are bad,
think about this:
God makes both good and bad times,
so that no one really knows
what is coming next.


in the fleeting time i have lived on this earth,
i have seen just about everything:
the good dying in their goodness
and the wicked living to a ripe old age.
so my advice?
do not act overly righteous,
and do not think yourself wiser than others.
why go and ruin yourself?
but do not be too wicked or foolish either.
why die before it’s your time?


grasp both sides of things
and keep the two in balance;
for anyone who fears God
won’t give in to the extremes…


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