Here, the psalmist gives their prescription for holy living. On the to do list: aim for goodness, be honest, surround yourself with faithful people, and live in your integrity. Do not: talk poorly about people, hurt the ones you love, look for the bad in people, or use your resources in ways that harm. According to the psalmist, one who lives like this can stand strong.
Can you think of people you know who have lived in such a way? What did you admire most about them? How can we continue to strive for this way of life, even if we fail on occasion?
In prayer, ask God for the strength to continue doing your best to walk in God’s way.