Society may tempt us

In all its shallow ways,

But our spirit knows and understands

There’s a heavy price to pay.

It’s outward focused and always will be

Because externals are what matter,

But this doesn’t fill the void within

Leaving our soul in tatters.

And we may be allured

By what the media says,

But deep down within our soul

We should know it doesn’t care.

Shallow are all carnal ways

As they pertain to the flesh,

With outbursts of wrath and jealousy

When the heart will manifest.

We may swim in shallow waters

When fear takes the lead,

But it’s in the deepest of the oceans

Where our spirit man it feeds.

Shallow can be our daily walk

And mainly most of the time,

Because when we’re merely earth-bound

True depth is left behind.

Shallow are insincere ways

When friends pretend to care,

But the test indeed will surely come

In need and if they’re there.

Shallow are all hateful ways

And although their roots are deep,

They reveal the soil of the heart

When calamity they reap.

Riches cannot save us

But instead they may condemn,

When they’re not used for God’s glory

But where selfish gain will stem.

Jesus’ depth and treasures

Are like all sparkling of gems,

And His words of wisdom are rich indeed

Time and time again.

Deep in love and rich in faith

With a fire in our soul,

As God’s treasure and His pure ways

Fulfils our heart behold!

It’s in God’s depth we find true joy

As we’re enveloped by His love,

As our soul is blissfully aware

It’s by His Spirit from above.

(C) P.B. 2021

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  Romans 12:2

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you!  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten…You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter.”  James 5:1-5

“Nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:39

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”  Romans 8:1

“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.”  Romans 8:6-7

“Oh the depth and riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgements and His ways past finding out!”  Romans 11:33

“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things to whom be glory forever. Amen.”  Romans 11:36

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.”  1 John 4:18

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