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Words To Live By

by Julie Carro

There is a hidden fortune so glorious and rare,
Beyond imagination, for nothing can compare,
Not height, nor depth, or width, can fully give the measure,
Of the inheritance, to those that find this treasure.

Great is the mystery of this godliness and wealth,
Giving life to your soul and wholeness to your health,
Peace to your spirit and a solid rock foundation,
For there's no greater riches than the joy in Christ's salvation.

So teach your children well and lead them to this Gem,
Of righteousness and faith to fall in love with Him.
Guide them in His wisdom; draw your children nigh,
Fill them with His promises; the Word that you live by.

Set a good example by the things that you impart,
Burying precious jewels down deeply in their hearts.
Storing up the riches, of wisdom, truth, and Light,
Learning to find joy in choosing what is right.

More precious than a diamond, more valuable than gold,
To know that they have entered His protective fold.
Jesus is the Shepherd that will guard them in His ways,
If only you will teach them through your words and praise.

Training up your children in the ways that they should walk,
Nurturing their souls by the words they hear you talk.
Help them find this treasure that is their estate to claim,
The bounty of eternal life, to be found in Jesus Name!

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This poem was a finalist in the November 2009 poetry contest

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