1/14/18 Through 1/20/18
What are you looking for day after day?
Come to me now, and I'll show you the way
Avoid immorality, cleanse from within
The Spirit dwells not in the presence of sin
Come see where I live, and the path that I tread
No place for the Just One to lay down His head
But find in this way a great love never known
A savior who takes all your sin as His own
A Suffering Servant who answers the call
Who conquers our sin by giving His all
Every drop of His blood poured out on the ground
Forgiveness and mercy for sinners is found.
To carry out His word would mean
Annihilate the evil seen
Within your greedy eyes this day
Destroy what pulls your heart astray
Don't leave alive a single strand
Of evil that the Lord has banned
But turn to God in total trust
And turn away from every lust
God sees so differently than man
He sees the things no other can
What's in the heart, what makes us tick
How hard against the goad we kick
He judges what no other knows,
Far more than what the surface shows
Our courage and our trust in God
Regardless of the ways we're flawed.
The giant wins without a fight
When none will face him out of fright
It takes a ruddy trusting lad
Without the fear the others had
A lad whose trust was in the Lord
And not the armour or the sword
To face the beast in confidence
To pay no heed to insolence
His faith in God the lad would bring
Then armed with just the stone and sling
He hurled a stone into his head
The giant dropped at once lay dead
We too could slay the giant's might
If we but had the will to fight
Then lived our lives in holiness
And put our trust in righteousness
In jealousy the demon speaks
With pride, his favorite techniques
To bring the foolish down to hell
Where they, with him will suffer well.
The antidote to selfish pride
Is place yourself along His side
Then learn to love in humble ways
And give to God His rightful praise
Anointing grants a dignity
That many now will fail to see
But in the oil we recognize
A grace not present otherwise.
Why would those so close to Him
Be out to sieze the Lord?
What in His words could they find grim
Or not in Love's accord?
Were they in some way jealous now
Like pharisee and scribe?
That ways of love they'd not allow
This Jesus to describe?
Perhaps the crowds around they found
Disruptive to their norm
And they would have the Word be bound
Than possibly reform
Unknown to me their reasons why
They say He lost His mind
It's through His word we learn to die
And then true peace to find.