JUDAS, WAS HE SAVED?

Sure, we knew Judas as Jesus did.

Think He was fooled just a bit?

As treasurer, Judas, like, held the purse.

No, Christ was not fooled by it!

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As a servant of sin he fooled no one!

Sure, loved money more than God!

When he threw that money at Pharisee’s feet,

Was it repentance in accord?

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In accordance with true repentance,

Did he ever truly repent?

True repentance is followed by true hope,

As though receiving consent.

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His spirit bears witness with yours when true!

We just know by faith forgiven!

We know, by faith, there is a place reserved

For this poor soul in heaven!

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Great rejoicing!  We feel it inside!

Faith tells us so!

“Confess our sins…He is faithful and just

To forgive…” that sinner below!

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God knows your heart, can you receive forgiveness?

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Just me, Sam 60.02.11

PEACE, WHERE?

As a watch in the night…

My spirit awake!

I shall not co-mingle

Alone I will take–

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The stars as companion

In still of the night,

Far from all conflict

Just God in my sight!

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Despair, not a problem,

My spirit awake!

Conflicting emotions

I shall not debate!

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With God in control now!

I know perfect peace!

Joy now established

Hope is increased!

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There is never a moment

I cannot rejoice!

When I open my eyes

I can still hear His voice!

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There is not a murmur,

Not ever a cloud,

In an untroubled sky

God has not allowed!

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So why should I worry?

There is not a care!

My God will not leave me!

He is always near!

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Of course, troubles come!

And I am sure they will go!

The one that I worship

Will not leave, I know!

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Should I wonder how?

I know instinctively

That the moment I call

He will shelter me!

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Himself or an Angel!

I have lived it, know it is true!

Do I know it from the past?

Yes!  It is not something new!

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Despair ?  Just will not happen!

God’s Light through the day

Awakens my spirit!

Keeps conflict away!

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When He is beside me

Cannot give gloom a thought!

On an ‘old rugged cross’

My peace HE has bought!

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Sam Cox 11.29.08

LOVE NOT LUST

For love is of God and

He who does not love

Does not know God!  For

God is purest love!

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Lust can only give pleasure to

Only One, the self.

When it is done, it is done!

Back on the shelf!

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Can not be compromised!

It worketh no ill!

To neighbor to anyone!

It is self-giving still!

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“Boasts not of self is not puffed up”

Hated all that is evil!

And only the truth can satisfy!

It is not from the Devil!

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Now abideth, faith, hope, love,

Greatest of these is love!

Sure, faith, hope are forever!

But love rated above.

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What brought Jesus down to earth?

What nailed Him to that cross?

What sent Him there that we need never

Ever suffer loss!

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Christ alone could die for sins,

He sinless, your sins, too!

Purest love sent Him here to die!

What more could Jesus do?

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A whole lot more, how to give

Unselfishly all His life!

Teaching all how we should live.

Freed from hate, the strife!

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Sure, now we live by faith and hope

But what comes from above?

What sent our Savior to that cross?

Just love, purest love!

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The Sam  03.11.12