Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
For me I feel like this verse is straight forward and direct. I like the "bottom line" approach when I do my work - just tell me what I need to know and do and I will do it. However, while it is direct - it is also multi-dimensional.
The command to stay away from evil or sin, is followed up with you should also do good things. The second part the command to seek peace is followed with you should live a daily life to keep peace.
For me, I think the hardest part of that verse is the second part. Peace is hard to come by and even more difficult to keep sometimes, isn't it? Worry, anxiety, frustrations, anger, hurt, loneliness, sickness, finances, and so many troubles can rob us of our peace. But this verse reminds us we have to seek peace and pursue it. That takes action on our part. Won't you join me in trying to actively seeking peace in turning over our troubles and anxiety to the only one who truly can help us? God is good and ready to help! Have a great day!
Psalms 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.