5-30-15 Withhold Not Good

withhold not good

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,

when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Proverbs 3:27 KJV

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When payday comes around then pay your bills,

For this due to them you contract with.

When there are those in need don’t buy the frills;

Remember your poor past and give forthwith.

The Lord is full of grace beyond your ken;

The fact that you are here is proof indeed.

Extend that goodness out and now to men,

And when the Spirit tells you, then proceed.

Serve ministries and those who preach the Word;

It helps them bring the lost into the fold.

The means are in your hands, don’t be deferred;

Tomorrow is not yours to put on hold.

Withhold not good from them to whom it’s due;

Just think of all the good God’s given you.

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sonnet #374

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9-13-14 Forever

House of the Lord Forever

The mercy of the Lord is with me now

And all of life’s allotment of my days.

He promised me in love a sacred vow

That He will lead me Home where angels praise.

The goodness of my Shepherd follows near

Reminding me of all that lies in store.

The dwelling of the Lord is bright and clear

And in His grace I’ll live forever more.

Let all the world assault my mortal flesh,

Lay waste to all I have with wind or fire.

I’m grateful for His love each day afresh;

His Presence is now all that I desire.

It matters not how difficult this life,

The Lord’s eternal house is worth the strife.

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Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life:

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 23:6 KJV

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