Sunday, January 08, 2012

Obedience

From Blog12

The joy of obedience
Fully is known
Once we are raised and are
Facing God's throne.

The path of obedience
Sometimes is hard.
We must be careful and
Stay on our guard.

This holy obedience--
Fighting sin's pull--
Helps us to grow; to have
Life to the full.

After the battles, the
Riches are vast.
The fruit of obedience
Tastes sweet at last.

...through whom [Jesus] we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations...
--Romans 1:5 ESV

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3 comments:

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Simple but true, expressed thoughtfully and lightly in a poem even a child can understand. Bravo, brother, what more can we say?

It is the Lord's to be strong, the Lord's to be loving, and ours to be obedient to such a loving Father.

dfish said...

Another great poem, Jim.

Jim Swindle said...

Romanós and dfish, thanks for the encouragement. Any glory for the poem isn't mine to claim, as you know well.