Whom Do You Serve?

This poem is about money and God. It was written using iambic tetrameter and the rhyme scheme ababcc.

If money’s what you seek today,
Your job, your boss, your life demand
That you work hard and never stray
From what society has planned.
__You’ve worked for what you have with skill,
__But soon you’ll learn that money’s nil.

If God is whom you serve today,
He’ll free you from this mad rat race;
He will not let you go astray;
He’ll fill your heart with peace and grace.
__Forgiveness forms your earthly creed,
__And never will you lack or need.

So choose today what you find best:
Run after money till you die,
Or seek the One by whom you’re blessed—
His love’s a gift that none can buy.
__You can’t delay or vacillate,
__For one you serve and one you hate.

(written c. June 2019)

[Jesus said,] “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Matthew 6:24, NASB)

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