You all must live in harmony,
Be benign and love each other;
It will control the agony,
Between sister and brother.
Have compassion and be humble,
Pay not back others with evil;
Avoid arguments or grumble,
Which brings joy unto the devil.
Ridicule not that insult you,
Rather bless them for what they say;
They have a right what they construe,
Through the facts that they would convey.
For you were called to inherit,
Into living a complete life;
Which will reflect through your merit,
How you endure through any strife.
Keep your tongue from an evil thing,
Your lips from speaking the deceit;
Thinking what consequences bring,
Which would be causing you defeat.
Turn from the evil and do good,
You must seek peace as you pursue;
Finding the ways of what you should,
As to what the Word said is true.
The eyes of the Lord are on those,
Who do as to what He approves;
Because of how each blessing flows,
Cleansing darkness that He removes.
His ears are hearing all your prayers,
As He confronts all the evil;
While everything He shares,
Will triumph over the devil.
Who will harm you if devoted,
By doing what is truly good;
Though some may have you demoted,
Continue doing as you should.
Do not be afraid what may harm,
Even if they make you suffer;
God will be hearing the alarm,
And will come to be your buffer.
Be sure to keep your conscience clear,
And dedicate your life to Christ;
Remember the Lord will be near,
For anything you sacrificed.
Copyright © 2017 Richard Newton Sherrer