Do we? Why not?
by Ken Pullen
Scripture appears in Italics & is from the King James Version
copyright 2016 — but feel free to pass it on, if so inclined
Chief among sinners, was I
needing to confess to my Lord
let no man, nor woman hear my crimes
inner spirit soul diseased
among the walking dead -eyed
doin’ as I pleased
knew my days were numbered
not knowing when the last page
on the calendar wouldn’t be turned
an I’d begin to be burned
goin’ back to the foundations, what I’d heard
from my youth
only finally seein’
though always believin’
yet goin’ my own way every day
living among the walking dead-eyed
ignoring the price He’d paid
for everyone everywhere ever
took almost 40 years of wanderin’ in a desert lost
oh the cost my Lord paid
for such a sinner as me
pain I daily feel can’t compare
to what I put Him through on the cross
Heed His call, walk in His Light
live His Truth
follow His way?
One winter’s night in a room alone
I was there with the only One that could give life
the only One where a person is never alone
He had been so patient, so merciful, such grace
shining His salvation
into my hard heart
His Word bringing me out of the dark
Took all those years convinced I was doomed
to finally one winters night
come face to Face
with all that matters
all that is true
how could our Lord be willing to save such a sinner
let his Word remove the corrupting rust
from my cold heart
came out of the darkness into
that winter’s night
only by God’s desiring me
by my repentant heart and soul
forgive me Lord and I will be yours from this night forth
I want to live
to be pleasing
a man after Thy heart
heed His words?
if a man be overtaken in a fault,
ye which are spiritual,
restore such an one in the spirit of meekness;
considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
if a man think himself to be something,
when he is nothing,
he deceiveth himself.
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone,
and not in another.
For every man shall bear his own burden.
Let him that is taught in the word
communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing:
for in due season
we shall reap,
if we faint not.
we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
unto them who are of the household of faith.
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord,
that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk,
in the vanity of their mind,
Having the understanding darkened,
being alienated from the life of God
through the ignorance that is in them,
because of the blindness of their heart:
Who being past feeling
have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
ye have not so learned Christ;
If so be that ye have heard him,
and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man,
which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour:
for we are members one of another.
Be ye angry,
and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.
Let him that stole steal no more:
but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good,
that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,
but that which is good
to the use of edifying,
that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God,
whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness,
and evil speaking,
be put away
with all malice:
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
But I say unto you which hear,
Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Bless them that curse you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you.
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek
offer also the other;
and him that taketh away thy cloke
forbid not to take thy coat also.
to every man that asketh of thee;
and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
And as ye would that men should do to you,
do ye also to them likewise.
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye?
for sinners also love those that love them.
And if ye do good
to them which do good to you,
what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye?
for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
love ye your enemies,
and do good,
hoping for nothing again;
and your reward shall be great,
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned:
and ye shall be forgiven:
and it shall be given unto you;
and shaken together,
and running over,
shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
And he spake a parable unto them,
Can the blind lead the blind?
shall they not both fall into the ditch?
The disciple is not above his master:
but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,
but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Either how canst thou say to thy brother,
let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye,
thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly
to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.
a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit;
neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by his own fruit.
For of thorns men do not gather figs,
nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
A good man
out of the good treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is good;
and an evil man
out of the evil treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is evil:
for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord,
and do not the things which I say?
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them,
I will shew you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep,
and laid the foundation on a rock:
and when the flood arose,
the stream beat vehemently upon that house,
and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock.
he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation
built an house upon the earth;
the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;
and the ruin of that house was great.
I sit alone, nevermore, this summers night
heed His words?
I need to ask myself the questions every day
for I fail in the flesh more times
than I can count
all the answers to every, every, every
Jesus Christ the Lord
Son of God
Saviour, Lord of my life
never alone no matter the season
Son of God, His Spirit
I am nothing without
of the Holy Spirit in me
war of flesh and spirit
must turn to
I ask for a pure heart
with this new start
now years in the makin’
just want to live
to please Him
unto my Lord
heed His words?