Remind believers of these things,
Warn them in the sight of the Lord;
Because of what the future brings,
Should never be left ignored.
You should not quarrel over words,
Fights do not do any good;
Progress just gets set backwards,
From the pathway that you should.
Do your best showing to God,
Yourself being tried and true;
Not shamed to honor and laud,
Teaching the Word as can do.
Avoid pointless discussions,
Which makes some to turn away;
And causes altercations,
That tend to make people stray.
The things that you say can spread,
Easily like a disease;
Who starves is nourished and fed,
On the lies that seem to please.
Some have abandoned the truth,
Puts down the faith of others;
As they then become uncouth,
No longer as your brothers.
We have a firm foundation,
With Christ as the cornerstone;
Giving our salvation,
So that the Father will condone.
And having His Word engraved,
The Lord knows those who belong;
To sin no longer enslaved,
If you give up doing wrong.
So flee from the youthful lust,
And prepare to do good things;
In this world no longer trust,
On the pleasures that it brings.
C Copyright © 2015 Richard Newton Sherrer