A Haiku - Obedience

A Haiku - Obedience

Stray not from the path.

Things happen when we obey.

Wondrous, right things all.

There is more to life than worship, as important as worship is, there is also righteous action and obedience.

No matter how high the edifice, its fruits must be higher.
No matter how high the edifice, its fruits must be higher. | Source

John 8:31,32

"If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

There is a peace from righteous living that no other way of living can attain.
There is a peace from righteous living that no other way of living can attain. | Source

Mobs assemble, tyrants rule, but the humble servant of a loving God shall rule with Christ in glory.

Obedience to the commandments of the gospel, which by the way includes righteous actions such as loving service to others and love toward all God's sons and daughters, may not protect us from harm in this world, but has the promised gift of eternal life in the life to come.

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Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

I think Christ expected obedience to God, but he also advocated questioning the actions of our religious leaders when he attacked the Pharisees. Blind obedience to human authority is never good, and leads to tyranny. Nonetheless, I applaud your haiku.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I concur, though I abstain from applauding my own haiku.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

My belief that if we do right by all, we will end up where we can enjoy a pleasant afterlife.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - That's a belief we share.


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Perspycacious 6 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

A wise grandfather taught his granddaughter that the teachings of Jesus can be summed up in three words: Obedience, Love, Charity. I think that encapsulates them pretty well.

Forgiveness incorporates all three, which is why it is so important.

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