Sincerity is a virtue

It is honest and genuine too,

When we act in accordance to our beliefs

And freed from hypocrisy in all we do.

It’s a combination of kindness and seriousness

As it’s loyal and simple as well;

Never deceitful or manipulative

And the truth it will always spell.

Although we like to be sincere

We may indeed be sincerely wrong,

When our views are grounded in philosophies

Where those values and morals are strong.

Sincerity is more than what we see

Since it’s the inner depth of the heart…

It’s to be steadfast amongst opposition

It’s a quality that sets apart.

It’s to remain strong in stature

Amidst all the persecution,

It is knowing to Whom we are loyal

And it’s to be honest in our convictions.

Although we falter in different ways

If we make sincerity a practice,

It strengthens our character and it gives us peace

And joy it brings in our midst.

Sincerity is a noble trait

As it allows others to feel secure;

To trust in those with sincere motives

And with a strength to endure.

To be sincere is loving indeed

Since it respects our neighbor too,

With a confidence to commence joint ventures

When we’re faithful in all we do.

When sincerity and faithfulness kiss

It’s a beautiful combination,

That will bless many people indeed

That leads to a fruitful destination.

Sincerity leads to trust

When we know one’s character is refined;

To have reverence for God and love for each other

When on our heart His Lordship is signed.

Sincerity is refreshing

Since it’s selfless in nature too;

It looks out for the interests of others

And desires they prosper in all they do.

The sincerity of Christ

Is an example to us all,

When He lay down His life for His friends

To redeem us from the fall.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.  Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.”  1 Timothy 1:4-5

“For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.”  2 Corinthians 1:12

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:4

“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”  Colossians 2:8

“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.”  Proverbs 28:20