The righteous person that owns less,
Is better than someone with wealth;
Because the Lord sees and will bless,
Improving their spiritual health.
Wicked people may break their arm,
They will suffer while it heals;
But God keeps the righteous from harm,
That is humbled, prays as he kneels.
The Lord knows of daily conflicts,
Of innocent people of earth;
Protecting them from what afflicts,
Shielding them for what they are worth.
They will never be put to shame,
Even in the times of famine;
They will gratify to proclaim,
As the Lord helps them examine.
But wicked people will perish,
And you will see them disappear;
For the Lord will never cherish,
Those people who do not revere.
A wicked person will borrow,
But will never repay a debt;
That will bring the lender sorrow,
The investment he will not get.
But the righteous are generous,
Giving more than they can afford;
But they will be more prosperous,
Being with God in one accord.
The ones who are blessed by the Lord,
Will be inheriting the land;
Showing He is loved and adored,
On a solid rock where they stand.
Their steps are guided by the Lord,
As the Lord delights in his way;
Ensuring he gets his reward,
When given on that special day.
I have been young but now am old,
Saw not the righteous forsaken;
As the plan of God will unfold,
And each of us to awaken.
Copyright © 2016 Richard Newton Sherrer