1-16-16 Beware the Man

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3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 KJV

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Beware the man who quarrels with the Word,

Who picks at tiny things and contradicts,

Who makes a show to have his feelings stirred,

Displaying traits the Spirit sure convicts.

He thinks that if you claim it, it is yours,

Especially the things that money buys;

He’ll tell a dirty joke beyond church doors

And never seems to look you in the eyes.

Stay far away as possible, my friend,

For all your wholesome words fall on deaf ears.

Associate with him to no good end;

He is a scourge among his friends and peers.

If Jesus isn’t in his repertoire,

The only thing to say is au revoir.

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REMEMBER: Pray for the contentious, but avoid them whenever possible.

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10-1-14 Walking in Uprightness

Wealth

Tis better to be poor in worldly sense,

Not worried for his earthly furnishings.

Though poor, he is not sitting on the fence

Obsessed about the status that wealth brings.

A poor man tries to keep a simple vow,

And sometimes failing, works to make it right.

A money hungry man will scarce allow

His word to be his bond and live forthright.

The poor have conscience void of hidden plan,

And keeps a simple life with love for God.

The rich wants more than when they first began,

And keeps it complicated as a fraud.

A poor man lets the Saviour rule his life

Instead of mortal things and all its strife.

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Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness,

than he that is perverse in his ways,

though he be rich.

Proverbs 28:6 KJV