There’s a beauty in all excellence
When it’s sincere from the heart;
Conducted with all diligence
With correct motives from the start.
We’re created to achieve much good
To be a blessing in all we do,
But sadly many times its obscured
When our desires are not true.
It’s the love of money and endless pursuits
That’s a stumbling block and snare,
When the focus is on mammon and status
And all the worldly cares.
It’s the covetousness and greedy spirit
Of wanting to have the best;
It’s that endless and insatiable appetite
That leaves no room for rest.
There’s no need to be jealous of others
Since this will bring unrest,
With a host of undesirable feelings
As we’re rendered disabled to do our best.
The Lord Jesus was never a showman
And his example was inspiring;
He focused on eternal treasures
And was never left desiring.
Let’s be content with all we have
As the spiritual wealth is what matters;
All else will perish on judgement day
Leaving our soul in tatters.
There’s a reason that a manger was used
To rest the King of Kings;
Depicting His humble nature so pure
Where true joy and peace this brings.
Our pursuits should give the glory to God
As all things belong to Him,
As we repent sincerely and humble ourselves
So our soul is cleansed within.
(C) P.B. 2019
“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:9-10
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Hebrews 13:5
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
“For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10