Walk in the Light! (I John 1:5-2:2)

Jehovah God, the Spirit, Christ,
Displays Himself in purest light,
No shade of darkness is in Him,
But flow from us in putrid sin.
A rift between the Lord and man,
Thus righteously we should be damned:
We hypocrites, indifferent beasts!
Delusional in all we teach,
Denying, lying, minimizing,
Shifting blame, and criticizing,
In total disregard of right,
And sold to dark, rebellious night.

In darkness yet the Light has dawned,
To show the way our Lord has gone,
That we may follow after Him,
Walk in the light, and not in sin!
This narrow beam of light we walk,
Between the lions towards the Rock,
The house of God that Jesus made,
Who washes all our sins away.
For in the light we safe abide,
In light we’re cleansed to be His bride.

If you would walk this narrow way,
Confess the sins that you display,
And do not hide or cover sin,
Expose sin quickly and repent.
Be confident that He will save,
Who ever washes sin away,
Confess specifically your sin.
Without a grudge He cleanses them.

If you are cleansed then you are light,
So penetrate the darkest night!
Shine out the light that they may see,
And come into eternity,
When some from every tribe unite,
All clothed in white – all clothed in light,
When darkness ceases then to be,
To worship God eternally!

Leviticus 6:1-7: Restoration

Rejecting sin is not enough,
To sanction our salvation.
Do not ignore the damage done,
Pursue then restoration.

And ignorance is no excuse,
For God will hold you guilty.
To rend relationship with Him,
And fracture righteous fealty.

To sin is hurtful unto men,
And Him who made creation.
Make good to man, to God repent,
Holistic restoration.

For stolen bread’s a bitter bite,
To it a fifth is added.
The minimum that man must give,
That injury demanded.

Restore, not penalizing theft,
Not death or amputation.
The penalty, but One can pay,
Through Christ our restoration.

Humility

Pride in your country, school, achievement, looks and charm,
We men, rebellious, cannot see in pride the harm.
Humility we scorn, we call it weak and wrong,
But pride is really frail, humility is strong.

Humility trust God and does not doubt His will,
Is overwhelmed by grace and know when he does ill.
He wont exaggerate but listens and will serve,
Is teachable forgives much more than is deserved.

Humility has friends, for he will put them first,
Would you not be like him? Do you then humbly thirst?
For many of our surfaces sins are caused by pride,
Humility will cast our unbelief aside.

With unbelief our pride too dies and stops to be,
Believe the gospel to have true humility.
Not pity of our self for treatments we receive,
Instead we turn to God – to Him we humbly cleave.

Do not compare yourself to mortal, finite men,
In competition pride will thrive, if not it ends.
Why do we worship self, and force that others do,
For praise should not come to you, but should be sent from you.

Humility serves God, for God indeed is God,
And we are naught but dust, and formed of mud and sod.
God resists the proud, so therefore do not boast,
Discord and wars and fights all spring from pride – the host.

So therefore ask and do not trust your own device,
Instead believe and bow before the Lord – the Christ.
In unity the church will humble take her stand,
Repent of all your sins – accept Christ’s helping hand.