Accepting Christ yet living like the Devil
by Ch'erie de Perrot
Friday, August 18, 2006
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How many times have we heard the familiar tune, " Oh I live by the Golden rule, I don't swear, I don't steal, I don't mess around.....But darn that old bat that just took the last bus seat!
Accepting Christ yet living like the Devil
We may accept him in our heart
though we are more than a universe apart
We go to church each and every week
but we'd rather die than have a tramp in our seat
We shout Hallelujah he's coming again
when asked to help sick neighbours sadly refrain
We give our offerings pay our tithe
if Red Cross comes knocking no one is alive
We cherish freedom plead that justice prevail
yet shrink in horror if asked to visit one in Jail
All day long we spout the golden rule
who are we kidding who are we trying to fool
We believe in Christ yet will not follow
give away our worldly goods? Huh we'd rather wallow!
We all love friends embracing coffee and chat
but gossiping tongues cause others to fall flat
We proclaim Jesus love say we're doing his bidding
won't forgive others, who do we think we're kidding
Who do we serve, is it Christ or Satan
reality check, while the Lord is still waitin!
Ch'erie de Perrott
Matthew 26:31-46 NIV Speaks of the sheep and the goats.
When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will seperate the people one from another as a shepherd seperates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left." Then the King will say to those on his right,"come, who are blessed by my father; take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him," Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger, and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? "The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me!"
"Then he will say to those on his left, depart from me, you who are cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me."
They also will answer, Lord, When did we see you hungry or thirsty, or a stranger or needing clothes, or sick, or in prison, and did not help you?"
He will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for ME."
Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
This is a butt kicker I know, and I'm kicking my own as I write, reminding my ownself of the warnings the lord has given us well in advance, and of the happiness or the shame. It's our choice!
I pray we make the right one, and be chosen to stand at his right among the sheep.
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|Reviewed by Gwynita Leggington
|Nice poem.....very interesting! I understand what you are saying, however, I feel that many people spend too much time worrying about how other people are living.....No one is perfect and we will make mistakes. It's good to reach out and help others when we can (and not criticize them), because some people are lost, confused and just need some direction. Maybe they want to live right, they just need some nurturing and guidiance.|
|Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor
|Well put. and the scripture is perfect. So many go to church and see themselves as righteous, and yet the Word is under their car seat or buried somewhere else, as they don't give one iota for His commands, but rather want the title of Christian, to make themselves feel good. When the hard decisions come their way, they know not what the Lord would hasve them do, as they knbow not His word. If you call them on it they say He talks directly to them, and why would thgey need the Bible to tell them what to do. SCARY. Beautifully done, and I cashn tell, that you are one who walks their talk. Keep tellin it like it is. ROCK-Salt!|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|...good to have faith...e|
|Reviewed by Miss Pandora
|Sometimes we all need a 'butt kicker' to help bring into focus the things that can make us so readily judgemental of others...great, piognant messages you give us here Ch'erie ty. Love Panda :)|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Excellent expounding of the scripture and your heart Cher'ie! Though we all fall short of His glory,we do well to remember His plan for us, and try to follow it as best we can.Hope some will get the message, the times they are a changing, fast!...|
|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
|Amen, Ch'erie! Excellent teaching poem!
The best place to be, is always on our face before Him, always asking, always seeking His way, rather than our own. If you ASK Him, He WILL tell you!
"Going to a church" does not a Christian make - " Rather, we ARE a part - a MEMBER - of the BODY OF THE LIVING CHURCH, which is, The Bride of CHRIST!
We must ALWAYS be prepared, "For as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes to the west, so also, will the coming of the Son of man be."
Until His Return!
|Reviewed by H. Lena Jones
|This is a powerful write, Ch'erie, full of truths. It is so necessary for us to stop and take a reality check. Are we practicing what we preach? As James 1:22 states-"Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves, do what it says." But we're not perfect, and sometimes we slip up. I know I do. Good one!
|Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader)
|Ch'erie, we are indeed living in the last days where angels disguise themself but are demons, where the body of Christ, His Bride is not in order and no one seems to be HEARING the true phrophesy.Indeed it is a great time and a time of sword, yet I still look forward to the Lion of Judah returning..The moral for all , get your spirit life in order...
Peace & Love, Dove
|Reviewed by Taylor Ryan
|Point well taken Ch'erie. Time for a reality check before it's too late. best to look deeply within our hearts and be mindful of your advice. For if we set a good example, perhaps will others will too. We have only God to thank for the blessings of forgiveness...now if we can just find the best way to let him know we appreciate it.
Love and thanks,
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
SPOT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have powerfully penned a life-saving write. I applaud you for your convictions and for this poem. Thank you--needed a reminder, being human, I fail many times; BUT: He is worthy and faithful to forgive me if I truly repent. He's been working on me, doing better. :) Well done, yet again!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Keeping this--again, thank you.
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|It certainly is one of the anomalies of being human. I have never known anyone, including myself, who doesn't suffer from fresh water/salt water mouth occasionally.
The worst part of it, I believe, is when those cynical of Christianity in the first place, look at us as examples, and then see more of the world than they see of the Christ, and go away laughing and saying I told you so!
Still ... this is a great exhortation, not only for those claiming Christ, but also for anyone who is curious.
Well done Ch'erie! Bless you in Oodles!
In hopes of a brighter tomorrow ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
We fall short of the Glory of God, as it says in the Bible, but if we call on Him, and repent of our sins, our sins are instantly forgiven. This is why we are human; we are not the ones who died on that Cross, and we are going to make mistakes. We live in a world full of sin and temptations, and I am finding out that even though I claim to be a Christian (and I am), I am nowhere near perfect. Thank GOD I have a Saviour who forgives me when I mess up! Very well done write; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend (and sister in Christ Jesus), Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Faith, is like eating ice cream, everyone wants a different flavor.|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Hey there Andy, Yes you make a very good point. Feigned Humility is futile anyway. If it dosent come from the heart, it's fruitless.
Thankfully we have a creator who supplies us with the necessary to achieve a true state of humility, and a ton of grace to go...
Where you been anyhow, down the palace, or flat out armchair commentating lolol.
Cricket season draweth nigh LOL
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|LOL, I always give up my seat to the old bat.
We do our best, our very best, we can always do better, but it ain't worth being to harsh on oneself or we find ourselves in a living hell of a false and feigned humility...
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|Unfortunately ,I know someone who preaches but doesn't go to church and who lambasts those who don't listen to him as he spits out doses of fire and brimstones that apply to all but him.
Beware of false profits and allow your conpassion for your fellow man to grow. Your wisdom here is a lesson for all.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Guilty as a bat me...but hopefully HE will forgive me AGAIN!!