Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
Happiness doesn’t always come from indulgence; sometimes it comes from abstinence—not only from what you do, but also from what you don’t do. There are three things happy people do not do:
1) They do not walk in the counsel of the wicked: they guard their direction.
2) They do not stand in the way of sinners: they guard their leisure.
3) They do not sit in the seat of mockers (scoffers): they guard their disposition.
Say “No” to undisciplined direction, the influence of sinful companions, and the assumed superiority of scoffers.
Happiness is a by-product of
what you do … and don’t do.