Enduring Character

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Horace Greeley writes:  “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures.”


Never forget our Lord’s profound teaching

Shelter faithful hearts each and every day

God renews our strength, always reaching

He positions loving hope to follow His way


Jesus reminds us daily to love one another

His fresh commandant reaches out to all

He truly wants us to witness to each other

Entrusted to make a better walk is our call


Protect integrity at each of life’s stops

Love God’s commandants, follow each

A person’s character should be tops

Christ’s working spirit will always seek


Maintain genuine discipline in one’s faith

God’s goodness and holiness arrive on time

Step forward to say “yes” to free grace

Encouraging us to obey a light that shines


The text for this poem is inspired from reading the following Bible verses:  

Psalm 119:165:  “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”

Proverbs 3:1:  “My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments.”

John 13:35 (Christ is speaking) “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


If you are looking for more Christian-based poems, here are a couple of previously published poems that you will find enjoyable to read:


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