111415 Show Us Something Good

comfort

Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen (helped) me, and comforted me.

Psalm 86:17 KJV

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SHOW US SOMETHING GOOD

O Lord, it seems the wicked rules the day;

I see my brother’s blood upon the ground.

Please show me something good from this, I pray,

To fill my enemy with shame profound.

You’ve helped me, Lord, when I have called on You,

You’ve soothed me with the comfort of Your love.

Console the suffering, help see them through

Please show us something good from up above.

Reveal to those who hate us You are God,

Cause them to be disgraced among their friends.

Lay bare their evil hearts here and abroad;

Humiliate them to the furthest ends.

Please show us something good so all may see

The righteous will prevail; in You we’re free.

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8-9-15 Be Not Ashamed

gospel shared

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:

for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth;

to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 1:16 KJV

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Too many times we’ve put our tongue in check,

But only when we’re sharing The good news.

We stumble in our thoughts, our mind’s a wreck,

Afraid that we’d offend some lady’s views.

Don’t be ashamed to talk about the Lord,

He saved your life; without Him you’d be dead.

If you’re attacked, assailed, or just ignored,

They must be told there’s glory just ahead.

You are a rebel in a hostile land.

The battle’s being fought most everywhere.

You sabotage the Devil’s grand command

Each time you share the gospel anywhere.

Salvation comes to all who do believe

That Jesus is their Savior, ne’er to leave.

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sonnet #431

11-29-14 The Day is Here

suffering for Jesus

The day is here when Christians suffer much;

They’re taunted, tortured, murdered for their Lord.

They bear the cross as He once bore it such,

Then kneel and lose their head by brutal sword.

They must not be ashamed to claim His name;

They could have lied and stayed alive instead,

But these great martyrs boldly do exclaim

And glorify our God to lose their head.

Don’t be ashamed if you must suffer, too,

The blades and hammers of such men that hate

Because you call Christ Lord and His word true.

Exalt the name of Jesus; don’t abate!

He suffered much and died upon the cross.

Can you not stand for Him whate’er the loss?

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Yet if any man suffer as a Christian,

let him not be ashamed;

but let him glorify God on this behalf.

1 Peter 4:16 KJV