Quality will last

And will endure throughout time,

But the vast amount of quantities

Leave timeless beauty behind.

The quality of a friendship

Is tested through tests and trials;

Where pain and struggles we overcome

And not only through joy and smiles.

There’s no point in quantity

When the motive is to lead astray,

It’s best to enjoy the quality

Of a sincere friendship that remains.

God sees the quality

Of those who can make a difference,

Who are bold, unashamed and who love the Lord

Who don’t look out only for their interests.

The quality of one’s character

Is revealed through one’s fruit;

As to whether the tree is good or bad

And all dependent upon its roots.

False prophets have many followers

But Jesus had only twelve,

Because the gate of truth is narrow indeed

Where few saints choose to dwell.

The quantities love every false way

Because it suits the fallen nature,

But the quality of one’s character

Remains tall and strong in stature.

Quality always trumps quantity

Because the innate nature of same,

Is crafted with care and a loving touch

So its fullness will remain.

The quality of Christ’s disciples

Actually turned the world around;

Who were once afraid and denied the Lord

But where a renewed boldness was found.

Because the Spirit of God gives liberally

And deposits quality within,

So the strength that remains is from God and not us

So many souls the disciples will win.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life and there are few who find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good and an evil man out of the evil treasures of his heart brings forth evil.  For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:45

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits.”  Matthew 7:15-16

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  Proverbs 17:17

“Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’” 1 Corinthians 15:33

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