Poem

Life, not lifestyle !

The vanities and luxuries of life can easily deceive us and we’ll soon start calling them “necessities” if we are not rooted in God’s Word continually with a sincere heart and a clear conscience. This poem warns us to retain our focus on Christ and His Words continually without wavering.

Think about your life and not your lifestyle
For, therein lay the tempter’s guile:
He tells what you use and wear are cool;
They that listen shall soon become fools !

Pants, perfumes, pizzas – all wear out for sure !
But the words of our Lord are pure !
They that listen and follow them
Shall live forever and shine as gems !

The world entices each and every sense !
“Happiness comes from them”, they say, “If nay, whence?”
They know not the things we see and touch
shall be destroyed one day ! They only say, “Let’s munch !”

Beware my friend ! Watchfully tread the vanity fair !
Take heed lest you get caught by worldly cares !
Till your last breath, say not, “I’ve won” !
Let Thy heart continually treasure what Christ has done !

Learn from the Word and seek the Kingdom
That is the reason I write this poem !
Wake up from your worldly dreams –
Your call and commitment, redeem !

Scripture Reference:

  • Matthew 6:24-34 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith? So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.


Inspirations / References:

  • “Don’t waste your life”, John Piper

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