We know that Christ laid down His life,
We ought to lay down our lives;
For our brothers in the strife,
Giving insight for our eyes.
If anyone has the world’s goods,
Sees that his brothers are in need;
Render aid for their livelihoods,
And doing as God has decreed.
Yet you have blocked His compassion,
Closing his heart against the Lord;
A love in spiritual fashion,
Not letting His decrees ignored.
Let us not love in word or talk,
Rather through deeds as in the truth;
Following the Word as you walk,
Never to be rude or uncouth.
We shall know we are of the truth,
Before Him we reassure the heart;
That in God we are as His youth,
With every Word we impart.
Whenever our heart condemns,
God is greater than our heart;
That any decree from God stems,
Knows everything from the start.
If our heart does not condemn,
We have confidence before God;
Calming the chaos and mayhem.
For others to honor and laud.
Whatever we ask we receive,
Because we keep His precepts;
With a faith causes to believe,
What the Word teaches His concepts.
His commandment that we believe,
In the name of Jesus His Son;
Love each other that we receive,
As He commanded to be done.
Whoever does keep His precepts,
Abides in God and God in him;
By abiding means one accepts,
His Spirit gives spiritual vim.
Copyright © 2020 Richard Newton Sherrer
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