Loving the Unlovable (I John 4:2-5:2)

To love the Father, love His child,
For if you hate His son in heart,
Then you are shown a loveless liar,
Devoid of God, blind in the dark.
If you hate him whom God appointed,
For you to fellowship on earth,
Then how can you love His Anointed,
The Son invisible to search?

And this is what the Lord’s commanding,
The primest of the christian goals:
To love our neighbor, undemanding,
To make our love for God more whole.
For those who love God do His bidding,
Place Him as Lord over your life.
Surrender to Him unremitting,
To answer but the will of Christ.

For will the Father heed our prayer,
Who hate the brother that He loves?
You are related – neither greater,
And fellow heirs of Jesus’ blood.
Then love on earth his imperfection,
To show your love for God who saved,
Both you and him through resurrection,
When He ascended from the grave.

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Holy Spirit, Comforter

Dear Holy Spirit, Comforter,
Though I have never prayed to Thee,
But why have I not prayed before,
Since I acclaim Thee in the Three?
Because I know the least of Thee,
Thus nervous to commune in prayer,
Though Thou art quick to intercede,
And art my Helper ever there.
Yet comfort now I greatly need,
And I believe Thou givest free,
To all the chosen of God’s seed.
Both help, and comfort give to me!
But most I long to hear Thy voice,
Whom never I have heard to speak,
For I’ve communed and have rejoiced,
When Jesus or Jehovah speaks.
But now I come to hear from Thee,
For whom I know no proper name,
Though Thou hast often counseled me,
And with Jehovah are the same.
Communion I would seek with Thee,
And this the reason that I pray.
All persons of the Trinity,
I long to know to better praise!
O Father, give me strength and might,
O Jesus give me sanctity,
O Spirit give me pure insight,
That I may serve the Trinity.
Amen.

Testing the Spirit (I John 4:1-6)

A million spirits, words and souls,
In contradiction claiming truth,
Each seeks to make your spirit whole,
But most will rape or murder you.
Then how discern their end intent,
Or how to sort the true from false?
Trust not in feeling or your bent,
Or what the popular exalt.
The truth is not in Hollywood,
Or on the streets of walls and wars,
The world brings only pain and blood,
When married to her many whores.
The truth is found in Jesus Christ,
And in His scripture guided all.
For He himself is Word of Life,
And brings salvation by His call.
So seek the truth in Him alone,
And test all spirits by His Word,
His Spirit shines when truth is shown,
For Scripture is all truth we heard.