Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hunkering Down!

There Was A Time
When I Took Great Pleasure
In Arguing Both Sides
Of One Argument
AND
Winning The Argument
On Both The "Yeah!"
AND
The "Nay!"
This Ability Made Me Truly Proud!

Today, I Am Not Proud!
Today, I Am Ashamed
Disturbed
For This Is The Very Ability
That Will Be Used
-In Hope? -
Against The People Of God
To Make Them Yield Truth
AND
The Comfort Of The Spirit
AND
To Accept Error
AND
Vain Comfort For The Body!
This Is Plain Dreadful!
Unconverted Men
Not True Members Of The Fold
Will Sell Their Purchased Souls!

What Do You Believe?!
Do You Believe That What You Believe Is True?
Do You Believe
That What You Believe Is Mobile
Dependant Upon What
It Gains
Or
Costs You?

Are You A Hot Rushing Wind?
Are You A Wave Of The Sea
Driven
Tossed
Up
Down
Spiralling
Subject To Whatever Wind
By Which You Are Driven
To Arrive Upon Whichever Shore
You Land On
Discarded
Dropped
By The Strong Wind
No Longer Spinning?

Or ...

Are You A Faithful Pilgrim
Wrapped Up In The Word Of God
Harshly Blown Upon By A Hard Wind
Desperately Willing To Rid You Of Your Covering
BUT, YOU
Confident
In The Creator
The Author Of The Word
Wrap Yourself
More Securely
AND
Espying A Cleft In The Rock
Enter In
AND
Hunker Down
Comforted
By The Known
Believed Promise
Escaping
The Dragon
That Causes All Fear
AND
Enervating Care!?

Would You Short-Sell Salvation
For The Seasoned Sandwich Called Sin
Just To Be Able To Pay A Bill
AND
Do A Job Of Unproductive Work
Convincing Your Self
That Safety In Sin
Is Security From Damnation By Christ The King
Just Because
You Can Read The Weather
You Took The Temperature Of Times
You Weighed The Pros
From The Con Man
AND
Decided You Like Goat's Milk With Your Rolled Oats?!

Do You Read The Signs Of The Times!
Are You A Lamb?
OR
Are You A Kid?
Are You Confident In Christ
Humbly Walking Tall
OR
Are You Self-Satisfied
Slip-Sliding
On The Skids
With The Devil From Hell
Waiting
Inevitably
For The Living God
To Scorch The Blue Ball
At The End Of It All?

Be Sure ... And

PICK 
The Only Secure Position!
TAKE
The Saved Man's Unflinching Stand!
AND
Don't Be Double-Minded
Unstable
For, Then
In Condemnation Acres
Is Where You Will Be Taking
Your Last
Your Very Final Stand!

Doing The Wrong Thing Well
Does Not Make It Right!

Doing The Wrong Thing
To Perfection
Will Never Cause It
To Meet The Standards
Fit For
God's Final Stamp Of Approval Inspection!

Doing The Right
In God's Sight
And
Acceding To God's Truth
And
Living In The Light
Will Cause Us
To Behold Christ
In Peace
In Our Own Then-Incorruptible Eyesight!