Sunday, April 01, 2012

Glory Now Or Later

From Blog12

Piling glories up in mounds...
Massive crowds attest your fame.
Revel as your praise abounds...
All the world will shout your name.

But those glories will not last.
That's the road to hell and death.
All your honors will be dashed
As you take your final breath.

Christ's own kill their proud desires;
Gladly choose a place that's low.
They escape hell's brimstone fires.
Final glory's what they know.

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor

than to divide the spoil with the proud.
(Proverbs 16:19 ESV)

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
(1 Peter 5:5 ESV)

2 comments:

Mara said...

This is something I am truly trying to learn - to be contented with the humble in spirit instead of enjoying the "joys" of the proud. It's not often easy to wait for future glories.

dfish said...

Meekness, the taking the focus away from oneself, is a desperately needed attitude in a culture that emphasizes pride.

Great poem, Jim.