Better to have a handful of friends

But that are sincere as can be,

Rather than a multitude of so-called ones

Where our harm they wish to see.

Better to have the favour of God

And for all of eternity,

Rather than the temporary praises and feigned affection

Of what we’d rather hear and see.

Better to have simplicity

And not to set our heart on treasures,

Where rust and moth will eventually decay

But rather to have God’s love without measure.

Better to be humble and meek

Than to have a high opinion of self,

Because God has wonderful ways of humbling us

When we never ask for His help.

Better to know where we do stand

Than to pretend that we belong,

Because that gut-wrenching feeling deep inside

Will be with us all along.

Better to eat a morsel of bread

Than all the delicacies of deception,

Because unless the motives are peaceful and sincere

There will be many temptations.

Better to trust in the living God

Than all the dead idols in our lives,

Because true trust combined with faith and hope

Will shield us from Satan’s lies.

Better to know where we are headed

Than to fear all the unknown,

By trusting that Jesus died and rose

When on the cross His love was shown.

And better to dwell in eternity

With God’s love that’s sincere and true,

Since we’re created to honour and love our Creator

Through a faithful relationship too.

(C) P.B. 2022

“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”  Psalm 118:8

“Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.”  Proverbs 27:5

“Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.”  Proverbs 17:1

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:19-21

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.  Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”  1 Corinthians 10:13-14

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.  Therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  James 4:6-7

“That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”  1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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