11-16-14 For Richer or Poorer

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Before complaining of your lot in life,

Consider this and take it to your heart:

The Lord knows all about your pain and strife;

He authors your estate from stop to start.

You may think you know better where to live

Upon the ladder of success and health,

But chances are you’d take more than you give

And spend all of your time with fame and wealth.

Just ask old Lot who gave him all he had

Both on his worst day and upon his best,

And he will look to heaven sad or glad

Then tell you that the Lord gave and supressed.

Before you gloat, before you bitch and moan,

Regardless of your lot, it’s all on loan.

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The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich:

he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

1 Samuel 2:7 KJV

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9-16-14 Whenever You are Tempted

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Whenever you are tempted stop and think,

Remember how temptations followed Christ

With Satan in the wilderness to slink

And hunger, fame and power so enticed.

The Son of God was tempted all the time,

For many wanted Him to fail his work.

The Pharisees tried tricking Him sublime

With questions that they hoped the Lord would shirk.

Disowned by followers, disciples, God,

And on the cross some tempted Him to live.

But He did not succumb to something flawed,

So now just call on Him, He’ll gladly give.

Christ understands what you are going through

He’ll help you beat temptation’s point of view.

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For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted,

he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Hebrews 2:18 KJV

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