th (6) 

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Philippians 2:14-15a NIV


It’s my right to argue

You can listen to me grumble

Complain all that I want to

Or grit my teeth and mumble


Don’t shush me quiet

I can be sarcastic to one or all

My sour thoughts spew forth

Damaging wherever they fall


I’m a product of this world

Junk just has to be shared

So crooked we treat each other

Proving, none really cared


God’s life makes a difference

Words matter, so He said

Commanded to speak blessing

Keep ill words inside your head


Don’t try to justify 

Or drum up a good excuse

Bring your tongue under control

Unbefitting to let it now run loose


Without fault is the standard

Seek to be free of blame

Act like one of God’s children

Choose words that honor His name 


You are always on the clock

Not one word should ever be idle

Speak right on all occasions

Let gratefulness be your bridle