By J. Randal Matheny © 2015
A person’s life does not consist
Of owning more, of bank accounts,
Investment funds, a shopping list
Of the latest brands, and cash amounts.
Possessions give no guarantee
Of length of life, or quality
Of living — Fools place blind trust
In objects of their senseless lust.
Toward God be rich! Seek to be wise,
As men strive after perishing gold —
Before their time they grow old,
Discovering soon their sour surprise.
The works of God do good to the soul,
Free hearts are blessed, and faith is true;
God’s glory is the worthy goal —
To it eternal weights accrue.