This is an ABAB poem inspired by the book of 1 Peter, chapter 5. The chapter calls us to have humility and grace, as pride leads to destruction. Those who are prideful lead careless and self-defeating lives. Humbling ourselves allows us to see the threats assailed against us clearly and allows us to deal with those threats effectively. The chapter also calls us to remain sober, alert, and cautious. We are reminded that threats are always nearby, and any loss of focus could provide the opportunity needed for the enemy to strike a deadly blow against us. Thus, by keeping our minds clear, we put ourselves in a position to see plots and attacks coming against us.
Grace heals our body Our humility we hath Keeps us from folly And keeps us straight on the path
Grace makes fear inert Sober-minded, we can see Watchful and alert Guarded from our foes that be
The Adversary For victims, he does scour For those unwary Seeking souls to devour
We must resist him Standing firm and strong with grace Through hardship, we win Overcoming all we face
All across the world Others face the same fascade Our strength is unfurled Of those who stand firm with God
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