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

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