There is always a better way
To what we may see or know,
And although it may go against the grain
There is freedom as we sow.
It is better to display righteousness
But where finances are depleted,
Rather than to have vast riches and wealth as well
But where justice is omitted.
Better to eat a morsel that’s dry
But where peace resides within,
Rather than to dwell in a house filled with delicacies
But laden with strife and sin.
Better to gain wisdom from God
Rather than all the gold to collect,
Where understanding is chosen over silver
To avoid unnecessary regret.
Better to have little
But have reverence for the Lord,
Rather than mammon and great treasure
But where trouble is aboard.
Better to dine with herbs
But where genuine love exists,
Rather than a fatted calf and all the finest things
But where hatred is in our midst.
Better to dwell on a housetop
But where quietness is found,
Rather than in a home shared with contentions
Where trouble will abound.
Better is one who is poor
But will walk in integrity,
Rather than a rich one perverse in all his ways
Where disgrace is only seen.
When we receive an open rebuke
It is better for our soul,
Rather than feelings that are suppressed
Where deception may take hold.
It is better to be humble
And associate with the lowly too,
Because there are benefits when one is meek;
When words are sincere and true.
And it’s better to trust in the Lord
Rather than in man to place confidence,
Because when God sits in the centre of our heart
There is surety and rest.
(C) P.B. 2022
“Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice.” Proverbs 16:8
“Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.” Proverbs 17:1
“How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” Proverbs 16:16
“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure with trouble.” Proverbs 15:16
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted calf with hatred.” Proverbs 15:17
“Better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.” Proverbs 21:19
“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one perverse in his ways, though he be rich.” Proverbs 28:6
‘Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.” Proverbs 19:1
“Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.” Proverbs 27:5
“Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.” Proverbs 16:19
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalm 118:8