My daughter came to me tonight after church talking to me about what they were studying. The reason being my speech is not always what it should be. That’s just being honest folks. She read to me out of I TIMOTHY 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.  She/they were learning about setting an example to believers and folks the example starts with us parents. And I have to admit that I’m not always the best example. But my daughter, Anna coming to me, talking to me is what inspired me to write this poem. Please feel free to comment.

Leading By Example

As believers how do we set an example with out tongue

We have to be careful as it can be a loaded gun

Is it important to watch what we say

Our desire should be not to push people away

Is it important to watch how we speak

Our tone can scare people who are bleak

We can take a pause before we cheek

To ask the Lord which words to speak

 

As believers how do we set an example with our life

By moving out of the darkness and into the light

Is it important for our motives to be pure

Pure motives can lead to right actions for sure

Is it important to watch how we live

Right choices is the example we want to give

We can take a pause before we make a choice

To take a little time to hear Gods voice

 

As believers how do we set an example in love

Being kind to others first without a push or a shove

Is it important to show that we care

By obeying Gods Word others burdens we must bear

Is it important how we treat each other

Treating others with love is a command from our Heavenly Father

We can take a pause before we act or you speak

It is always Gods Will that we want to seek

 

 

© Copyright By Bart Hickey, All Rights Reserved, 2011 and 2012

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Comments
  1. Well said, Bart; and when our focus is on Jesus, it will all become true.

  2. Ron Graham says:

    Bart, it is the tongue that can reveal our heart!

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