A reading from Proverbs

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Never rely on what you think you know.  Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.  Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are;  simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong.  If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains.  Honour the Lord by making Him an offering from the best of all that your land produces.  If you do, your barns will be filled with grain, and you will have too much wine to be able to store it all.

When the Lord corrects you, my son, pay close attention and take it as a warning.  The Lord corrects those he loves, as parents correct a child of whom they are proud'.