6-12-15 Rule Number One

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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20:3 KJV

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We like to think we keep the ten commands

That God gave Moses on Mount Sinai,

But we can’t even keep the one that stands

As first among them all, and some don’t try.

We push Jehovah back to make more room

For all the other gods we worship now,

Like money, food, the TV we consume,

And everything we claim to disavow.

Whatever stands between the Lord and you,

Whatever steals attention from His face,

Is just like cheating on a spouse that’s true,

And then to have the gall to seek His grace!

The way to keep the Lord your number one

Is follow in the footsteps of His Son.

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5-17-15 Grace and Truth

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For the law was given by Moses, 

but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 1:17 KJV

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The Lord gave Moses laws defining sin,

And spelled the things that man should never do,

But laws don’t teach forgiveness there within,

And do not mention grace the whole way through.

So once a year a lamb was sacrificed

To pay for all the sins men did accrue,

Then came along our Savior Jesus Christ,

To be the truth and give God’s grace to you.

He taught the way of love to all who’d hear,

And lived the fullness of God’s righteousness.

He gave His life, a sacrifice so dear,

And through this perfect Grace God’s love confess.

The substance of the shadows of the law

Lived as the Lamb of God without a flaw.

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2-6-15 Call for Strength

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When voices round you say it can’t be done,

And Satan whispers ‘Give it up, you fool!’

When both your legs are screaming that you run,

Then call for strength from God and keep your cool.

Sometimes it feels that you should just give up,

Just let go of your hope and walk away,

And even Jesus asked to pass the bitter cup,

But call for strength from God and don’t dismay.

Now God was there when Noah built the ark,

And He told Moses how to part the Sea;

The Lord was there when Paul dared make his mark.

Just call for strength, He’ll be there, just you see.

Just trust in God and harken His commands;

You can’t go wrong when God strengthens your hands.

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Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 KJV

1-8-15 Fulfilled

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Take every prophecy about the Lord

And check against the things that He has done,

And you will find that all across the board

Without a doubt He filled them every one.

Just trace the virgin birth until His death,

And then His resurrection and ascent,

The prophets witnessed with emboldened breath

About the Son of God from Heaven sent.

The odds of this are astronomical;

Indeed it leaves no doubt of who He is,

Yet many men still think it comical.

If only they could see this all is His.

            The proof of Christ our Savior are fulfilled

            And there are more to come the Father willed!

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And he said unto them,

These are the words which I spake unto you,

while I was yet with you,

that all things must be fulfilled,

which were written in the law of Moses,

and in the prophets,

and in the psalms,

concerning me.

Luke 24:44 KJV