Give credit to those who labor,
Comforting yourselves together;
Recognition for a neighbor,
For the next time that you gather.
Regard them highly in the love,
For their work and being at peace;
As the blessings come from above,
And hostilities tend to cease.
Warn who is irresponsible,
But always be patient with them;
Show how to be accountable,
So, the judgment does not condemn.
Comfort the discouraged, help the weak,
Pay back nobody for evil;
Help them find something good to seek,
Rather than work of the devil.
Rejoice always and evermore,
While praying without ceasing;
As you give thanks when you endure,
Your blessings will be increasing.
Because this is the will of God,
So, do not stifle His Spirit;
For He cleanses where you are flawed,
And be able to inherit.
But test and prove all of these things,
Hold fast to all things that are good;
And you will see blessings it brings,
Whenever you do as you should.
Abstain from all kinds of evil,
Avoiding the path that is dark;
A vulture lurks as a devil,
Where the darkness would just embark.
May the God of peace sanctify,
As your spirit and soul kept sound;
So, your mind and heart will defy,
To stay on track be Heaven bound.
Who calls you is faithful and just,
Will also do it if you ask;
So please put in your complete trust,
Sincerity for any task.
I am charging you by the Lord,
With the grace of Lord Jesus Christ;
That you remain in one accord,
Reasons why He was sacrificed
Copyright © 2018 Richard Newton Sherrer
Exhortations and Blessings
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