Saturday, December 31, 2016

Serving The Lord With Gladness?!






In Saul
Israel Received A King
After Their Own Heart
Stiff-Necked
Refusing To Follow God's Leading!

In David
Israel Received A King
After God's Own Heart
Penitent
Trusting
Following After The Lord
Hopeful
Pleading!

In Eli
Israel Had A High Priest
Corpulent
Satisfied With Benefits Of
Ill-gotten Worldly Gain
Unwilling To Chastise Those Who 
Willingly Do
God's Holy Name
Profane!

In Samuel
Israel Had A Prophet And A Priest
A True Type Of Christ
Willing
Obedient
Caring For The Souls Of Men
Careful Not To The Holy God
In Any Way
To Offend!

In Judas The Betrayer
We See A Churchman
A Thief
Unconverted
Though Feeding Daily 
Upon The Living Bread Of
The Visible Holy Word
- A Man Self-Deceived!

In John The Revelator
We See A Soul Beloved
Returning The Dear Love
Of His Master
His Teacher
His Lord
Fully Fed
Fully Converted
Choosing
By The King Of Life
To Be Faithfully Lead!

I Am Christian!
You Claim Christianity, Too!
Are We Good Witnesses For Christ
Or
Are We Unto The World
A Plague Of Lice
AND
Locusts
Of Demonic Device?

Are We As Those Faithful
Kind
Loving
Obedient
Walking Holy
Ever True
Or
Are We As Those
Boldly Self-Righteous
Of Corrupting Influence
Liard
AND
Licentious, Too?

Those Who Love
AND
Serve The Lord
Be Not Hardhearted
Presumptious
Nor Obdurate
I Here 
AND
Now 
Warn You!
God Is No Respecter
Of Men
Nor Their Trifling Vanities
AND
Just Because
We Outwardly Appear To Serve Him
He Is Not Swayed By Appearances
For
God Knows How Our Innards Are Working
AND
He Is Not Swayed By Our Inanities!

Obedience Is Better
Than The Burning Of Sacrifice!
Faithfulness Trump's Deceit!
AND
Truth Has No Better In This Life
For With It
We Will That Old Wicked Devil
Truly
Thoroughly
Defeat!

Walk Wholly Holy!
Walk Fearlessly Faithfully!
Be Wisely Hopeful!
AND
Living By Heartbreaking Honesty
AND
Live Right But Not By Sight
AND
God Will Bless You
With Strength For Each Day 
So That You May
Valiantly Fight!

So ...

Do Not Let Love For 
Elevated Positions
Pulsating Power
Heady Praise
AND
Fleeting Worldly Promotion
Scuttle Your Walk With Jesus Christ
AND
Thereby Permit
Lion The Liar
To Glory In Your Overthrow
With Haughtily Proud
Self-Satisfied
Putrifying Gaze!

Put No Idol 
Upon The Throne Of The Living Holy God
For
In So Doing
You Shall Reap
The Reward Of The Fraud!

God Does Not Change
BUT
Fickle Humans Do
So, Please
Live For The Lord Christ
AND
Let His Holy Spirit
Through Living Faith 
Reform 
AND
Uplift You!



Dump Satan 
And
His Pifflers
On His Base Rump
AND
Grow In God's Grace
Even As You Take
Life's Solidly Malicious Thumps
For
Our Almighty God
Always
Lovingly Restores!