The Good Adversary

There once lived a woman
Who spoke ill of nobody
And for each enemy she
Had something good to say
Still her friends thought
There was a chink in her
Armour of goody-goody
And so they asked ‎gleefully
What do you think ‎of Satan
To their shock she described
The villain as a good adversary
Think deeply and you will agree
There is good and evil in that tree
Even the evil works out God’s plan
For the trials of the Christian work
Like a mill to finely grind ‎out
The Divine purpose on earth
Knowing this-we can say with
The Spirit that all things work
Together for our good ‎and His glory

Agree With Your Adversary

Agree with your Adversary
While you are on the way
Before you call it a day
Don’t let the sun go down
On the unresolved dispute
Because the wronged will be
Seething with hot stew-rage
And will devour like porridge
If perchance he escalates
The matter to a higher authority
Then your latter end will be worse
Fines and penalties are the price
Defaulters pay to keep the peace