Heed the warning signs of
those being deceptive;
like a weather warning
offer a directive.
Use God’s Word
to know what’s right.
Pray first, ask for help,
and see the guiding light.
Tactfully disagree
with those that mislead.
If a follower slips,
Sow some seeds;
seeds of respect and kindness.
Then, God will provide
what is needed
to help them decide.
But hold them accountable;
using the right words
at the right time
to lift them high like birds.
In their time of need,
we can be forthright.
The world can get slippery;
God’s Word keeps one upright.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 02-01-2014
Inspired by The Word Keeps Us Upright
Photo from Google Images

About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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