ONLY A SINNER

I cannot boast of righteousness

Or sinlessness, I know!

“Remember me!”  This poor thief cried

With nothing to bestow!

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Thief did not even live by faith!

This was not  m y  excuse!

The “Just shall live by faith in God,”

How can I plead abuse?

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I was abusive in the ring!

Proud of my speed and strength.

Deserving every condemnation

Of Hell, the end at length!

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But, “Just shall live by faith in God,”

Then met more than my match.

That ended my short fight career!

No glory could I catch!

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This had nothing to do with faith!

That self destructively

Though pleading for forgiveness,

I downgraded effectively!

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Until I claimed forgiveness again!

When Pearl Harbor occurred!

Joined up later, The Philippines,

All excuses differed!

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A sinner with the rest of them,

I served, of course, myself!

While fighting for my country!

Faith was put on the shelf!

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“Forgive my trespasses,” I pled!

Like, most everyday!

This likely kept me humble!

How better can I say?

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Those guys call me, Sky Pilot, Preach,

Though so far from the Lord,

And far from debating it

As though I could afford.

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Yes, sin can take so many routes,

Like, pride worst of all!

Daily I must plead for God’s strength

Daily, lest I fall!

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I cannot, I shall not fall,

This too, a Satanic ploy!

Through overconfidence, cannot He

This Soul destroy!

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My confidence is in the LORD!

I trust Him and will not fear!

Trust Him fully persuaded that

I will always find Him here!

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Sam Cox 01.27.09

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