2-8-15 Parable of the Flea


Recall the flea that landed on the wheel

And kicked up grains of dust beneath his feet;

How proud he was and shouted in his zeal:

“How powerful I am upon this street!”

Now were it not for God you would not be.

His Grace has carried you this very day,

So when you’re all puffed up think of the flea;

Perspective crushes ego gone astray.

Don’t think yourself more highly than you are,

But soberly reflect with gratitude.

God gave you everything to get this far;

The gifts you have He graciously imbued.

The measure of your faith was granted you,

So love with all you’ve got; He’ll see you through.


For I say, through the grace given unto me,

to every man that is among you,

not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;

but to think soberly,

according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Romans 12:3 KJV

7-4-14 Dirge #17: The Conceited

Woman Blowing Herself a Kiss in the Mirror

“I’m just so funny I can’t stand myself!” quipped the puffed up young man to his pal;

He was the wittiest guy that he knew, and he thought he was great for morale.

Beware, vain and glorious, you’ll soon be notorious!

Inflate your own ego and lose your amigo.

The conceited won’t be so victorious!

“We are Americans, don’t mess with us!” bragged the tourists to their poor cab driver;

They had no clue they were hated abroad because of such stupid behavior.

Beware, you that rant, you’re so arrogant!

You think you’re so special, you’re eager to wrestle;

Satan uses you, for Jesus can’t!

“I have forgotten more than you could know,” crowed the old man to his young grandson.

He rested on all the things he had learned, forgetting all the dumb things he had done.

Go away and beware, you so full of hot air!

All that ego and pride; once in Hell you can’t hide.

Keep it up and you’ll know deep despair!

If you would hope to be saved in the end, you had better be saved here and now.

Your only hope is to come to the cross and surrender to Christ with a vow.

Bring all your conceit and just lay at His feet.

You are nothing at all – without Jesus you fall.


1 “But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud,

blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,

3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self control,

brutal, without love for what is good,

4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures

rather than lovers of God,

5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power.

Avoid these people!”


2 Timothy 3:1-5 (HCS)