JUDGE NOT

I am not bound by ancestral spirits,

To do as my forefathers did!

While allowing for similarities,

Animalism is not my bid.

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While ‘bearing one another’s burdens’

I am obliged to ‘bear my own.’

To each his own, responsible

I am to occupy my own throne.

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I do not inherit my father’s traits.

I am a poet, he is not!

He had a way with words, in speech.

Eloquence I have not got!

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Consensually I sin, he did too.

“All have sinned and come short

Of the Glory of God.”  So far away,

We are tempted sometimes to abort!

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But what I do he is not responsible.

He has his own thing to do!

His son does not have to do as he does.

He is accountable, too!

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Contractually I am as far away

Or near to my Father above.

As near has everything to do with

And how we receive His love!

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My grandfather did not receive His love.

My father did, so did I!

Do not you think our Father in Heaven knows

Who His child is and also, why?

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Sam Cox (is not the judge) 04.04.04

LOVING HIM FREELY

Not many Christian poets on the male side I see.

Are most men too macho?  Considered femininity?

Consider the David who once ruled Judea, Samaria.

Do you think Him effeminate?  I double dare you!

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Femininity, masculinity, considered not in our future.

“Like Angels in Heaven,” like heavenly, mature! (1)

Feminine, masculine, best of both in Heaven.

Converging similitude, just leave out the leaven.

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No mutual communication of the opposite sexes,

No boasting permitted about being from Texas!

Similitude each thinking as Jesus would, in love!

Love that leads benighted souls to seek Heaven above!

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“All have sinned…” we do well to realize this is true!

“…come short of the glory of God,” oh yes, you too!

If you think wealth can, like, get you in read Jesus’ words! (2)

That rich man, “went away sadly.”  Do these words disturb?

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Anything that keeps you from serving God supremely,

Pray it will not keep you from loving him entirely!

“I beseech you, therefore, brethren because of the mercies of God, (3)

That you present yourselves to Him.”

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“And be not conformed to this, sad and miserable, world,

But be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” give Christ control!

Happy the people who do not have to obey

Who loving Jesus freely, love to go His way!

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(1)  Matthew 22:30

(2)  Matthew 19:20-24

(3)  Romans 12:1-2

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Sam Cox 06.08.10