Our coming is not in vain,
Although we already suffered;
And have been shamefully in pain,
But fortunately, Christ buffered.
I had been shamefully treated,
While having boldness in God;
Declares Satan is defeated,
Will no longer making me flawed.
I speak the Gospel of the Lord,
In the midst of all the conflict;
Which shall never to be ignored,
It is to show love not convict.
Our appeal not to deceive,
For we have approval by God;
Of the salvation you receive,
By showing Him honor and laud.
It is not impure or guile,
I am not speaking to please man;
But live in a godly style;
Having your heart inside His plan.
We will never use flattery,
Nor having a pretext for greed;
Never use of chattery,
Rambling nonsense that has no need.
For God is my witness I speak,
In order for helping others;
There is no glory that I seek,
For assisting any brothers.
But we are gentle amongst you,
Merely like a nursing mother;
As to where her children pursue;
Care for each sister and brother.
I desire as to cherish,
Everyone through the Gospel;
That not one of you would perish,
To where Satan has his temple.
Remember toil and labor,
Working through the day and the night;
The times that you helped your neighbor,
He was able to see the light.
Conduct yourself to be holy,
Righteous and blameless like God,
In a worthy manner only,
Being true and not as a fraud.
Copyright © 2019 Richard Newton Sherrer
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