Though it was said in ancient times; I tell it to you new.
Yes, murder always has been wrong. Rank anger up there, too.
An insult is offensive, so call no one else a fool.
If you would give a gift to God you must obey this rule.
Be quick to settle grudges. Try to keep them out of court.
An adversary has come clout, a judge has even more.
The guards and bars will keep you in until you’ve paid the price.
Pour oil on troubled waters even when the foe’s not nice.
Objectifying anyone to serve your lust is wrong,
and God who made it knows quite well, the pow’r of sex is strong.
Whatever draws you into sin, you well might do without.
You shouldn’t walk the road to hell, of that there is no doubt.
For many reasons marriages are known to come apart.
Don’t take it lightly. If you must, be careful of your heart.
Consider well that someone else may come along in time,
and offer up another chance for two to make it right.
An oath that’s sworn before the Lord is nothing you should break,
but not because you hold a Bible or whose name you take.
Just let your word, a “yes” or “no”, suffice to hold you bound,
for nothing more is needed. Your integrity is sound.
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Source: Matthew 5:21-37
Text: David Alexander, 2022 CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Petersham, Public Domain
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