Living Lessons

The lives of people in the Bible
Are like living lessons taught-
We read of most amazing deeds
When God's perfect will they sought.

They enlighten and uplift us-
For we've lessons we must learn,
And as we read of their accomplishments,
Our hearts may truly yearn-

To have the perfect trust of Daniel
That his Lord would lions tame,
The courage of those Hebrew men
Who faced the deadly flame,

To have in times of tribulation,
The faith and zeal of Paul,
And Mary Magdalene's devotion
Once she heard her Master's call,

Or the obedience of Joshua,
And his trust that his Lord could
Bring the walls of a great city down-
Because He said He would!

Have a forgiving heart like Stephen,
As he faced a most cruel death,
And asked mercy for his enemies
With painful, dying breath,

That we could be like faithful David,
Serve, with praise, our loving Lord,
And know the bravery of martyrs
Who defied the devil's sword.

Our lives may never ever match
Those lives so greatly spent,
But the testimonies of their faith
Should give encouragement,

For we, the saved, are walking
On the very road they trod-
The road to Heaven's Gateway-
And serve the same and mighty God!

by Vicki Porter

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