If we love only those who love us
What benefit will it be?
And if we do good to those who do good
What real blessings do we see?
Because those who don’t believe in God
Do exactly the same thing,
They only love those who do good to them
But no eternal blessing this brings.
When someone smiles it does not mean
That they are being true and kind,
Because we never know the depth of one’s heart
Or what’s really on their mind.
Discernment is imperative
And those who ask will surely receive,
Because wisdom is required now more than ever
So God’s promptings we can see.
And if we give in order to receive
The motive needs to be questioned,
Because true giving expects nothing in return
But gives with genuine love and affection.
If we show partiality
To only those who show respect,
Then surely our heart is not broken for Christ
And we ought to sincerely repent.
Our heart should be humble and contrite
And to sincerely pray for salvation,
For every soul to know the love of Christ
From every tribe, tongue and nation.
Although we’re all hurting in different ways;
Some of us suffer more than others,
But there’s a reason why Jesus hung on the cross
So eternal life we can discover.
It appears we’re consumed by materialism
Or the latest thing to buy,
And our focus is on all things temporary
Whilst our eternal soul it dies.
The good news is that Jesus Christ
Knows exactly how we feel,
And He alone has that special touch
For our heart and soul to heal.
If we learn to truly trust in Him
We’ll be delivered and set free,
Because true freedom is found in the arms of Christ
Where there’s no better place to be.
(C) P.B. 2022
“But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.” Luke 6:32-33
“And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back.” Luke 6:34
“But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” Luke 6:35-36
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – These, O God, You will not despise.” Psalm 51:17
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32