4-12-15 True Friend

wealth makes friends

If you would dare to want to know your friends,

Lose everything you own; be destitute.

The clique you used to know will show their ends.

Good luck if you don’t have a parachute.

A poor man’s house is not well visited,

For there is nothing there to want or claim,

And if his house burns down then God forbid

The crowd that knew him rich would douse the flame.

It matters not the things you own or owe;

With Jesus as your Friend you need no more.

With Him it doesn’t matter what you show,

If you have dirt or marble on the floor.

The Savior looks straight to your inner heart.

He knows just who you are but will not part.

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Wealth maketh many friends;

but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Proverbs 19:4 KJV

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1-11-15 Be Kind

kindness

Treat all you come across as if your kin

No matter what their attitude to you;

Affection’s manufactured with a grin,

And kindness feeds the heart with love anew.

If you would soon forgive your child’s mistake,

Then do the same for everyone you meet,

For God will soon forgive you for Christ’s sake,

Yet if you pick and choose you’re incomplete.

A man who’s cordial only to his friends

Will miss the need for Christ in stranger’s eyes.

Should we not share the love til journey ends,

And are we not all friends in some disguise?

Be kind to all you meet just as your guest,

It might be you who’s needing to be blessed.

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And be ye kind one to another,

tenderhearted,

forgiving one another,

even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32 KJV

1-9-14 That Secret Room

within the heart

The dirty, homeless man that walks the street,

That mumbles to himself with fetid breath,

He is the kind of man you’d never meet,

The kind you’d never mourn upon his death.

Yet he consorts with angels evey day,

His heart’s as pure and white as untouched snow.

Then there’s the handsome man above the fray,

The kind of fellow we all love and know,

With such a voice that captivates the crowds

And smells like fragrant flowers full in bloom.

The Lord can see beneath their mortal shrouds

And knows what’s in their hearts, that secret room.

We judge a book by how its cover reads

But God knows how the story ends, indeed.

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For the LORD seeth not as man seeth;

for man looketh on the outward appearance,

but the LORD looketh on the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7 KJV