From the June, 2001 issue of Touchstone
On Shamefulness by Thomas S. Buchanan

On Shamefulness

Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Take heed to the path of your feet, then let all your ways be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.
—Proverbs 4:23–27

In his wisdom, Solomon told us to keep our hearts steadfast, our speech pure, our gaze forward, and our feet on the right path. On the surface, this is a commonsense statement, but in reality it is a very difficult thing to do. Watching our hearts, mouths, eyes, and feet is far from trivial. Although . . .


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