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 it’s 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

“If there is someone great amongst you, may he be humble to acknowledge God’s strength and grace in his life, as he walks in meekness, giving God all the glory.”  PB

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24