Beware your heart is not lifted up by pride,
No thoughts of your Lord God deep inside,
He is your guide through the cruel waste;
Dangers in a land without water you faced;
Making water to pour out of a hard rock,
Bread just for the picking up as you walk;
So your pride is broken and hearts tested,
Because of everything God has invested;
Say not your power and hands got wealth,
That prevention kept you in good health;
Rather that the Lord your God bestowed,
The power and wealth within your abode.
We may think of owning a lot and as rich,
But forgetting that there's a little hitch;
Houses and fancy cars you think you own,
Are really belonging to God that is on loan;
Flashing brings out the pride as we boast,
But pride a pet peeve by the Heavenly Host;
Building more pride is more sin you achieve,
With chances being likely you will deceive.
Richard Newton Sherrer
Copyright 2004 Richard Newton Sherrer
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