11-30-14 Thoughts of the Wise

vanity

You find them in the universities,

Or splashed upon the television screen;

They like to show you all their fine degrees

And always come across as so serene.

Some want you to believe that they are wise,

And you might think they have a smarter brain,

But God knows all their theories, flaws and lies;

If they believe they’re wise they’re truly vain.

Intelligentsia think they have smarts,

But they have only mastered arrogance.

The Lord sees through their minds into their hearts;

To Him their pride and egos are affronts.

The wise are only wise when they think not,

For wisdom comes from God – it can’t be taught.

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The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise,

that they are vain.

1 Corinthians 3:20 KJV

10-12-14 On Understanding

Christ Our Advocate

God’s advocate for us is not elite;

His hands have gotten callused with hard work.

He’s one of us, has known pain and defeat;

Has not been raised apart with favored perk.

Our Savior knows just what we’re going through;

He understands too well temptation’s lure.

But even though he’s lived our point of view,

This man we know as Jesus remains pure.

He shows us it is possible to live

Amid the draw of sin, this worldly pull,

And though we stoop and fall He will forgive,

Regardless of our state His love is full.

Christ intercedes for us to God; He knows

Just what it’s like to live the status quo.

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For we have not an high priest which cannot

be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;

 but was in all points tempted like as we are,

yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15 KJV

9-7-14 The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The pasture is alive with fellow sheep;

We pass the day by grazing in the sun.

My Shepherd watches as I browse and sleep.

He keeps me safe; His work is never done.

He knows just what I need; I shall not want.

And if I start to stray He brings me back.

Sometimes distracted I go on a jaunt.

My Shepherd always gets me back on track.

He loves me, I can tell the way He cares;

When wolves or brambles near He draws me in.

Then when the day is done I won’t despair;

He leads us home where sheltered nights begin.

            There is no other place I’d rather be

            Than close beside my Lord who shepherds me.

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The LORD is my shepherd;

I shall not want.

Psalm 23:1 KJV

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