Friday, July 30, 2010

The Love of Lesser Gods

Would you trade His love for shallow loves so fleeting?
And serve the hollow fame of lesser gods
Would you choose the gods of pride?
And refuse the One who died
Exchanging truth for shadows on this sod

Would you settle for the vague and empty treasure?
The best this world will ever have to bring
Will you turn your back on Love?
And a home in Heaven above
Preferring raging demons to a King

Will you trust this world; it’s selfish, foolish offerings
But refuse to trust the Hand who gives us life
He who rules the wind and waves
And the hopeless sinner saves
Would you trade it for a bed of bitter strife?

Without His love we are a broken vessel
No relief from this world’s shame and hurt
But if we tell Him “I believe”
And His one free gift receive
We are no longer worthless shells of dirt

Would you trade His love for shallow loves so fleeting?
Marching to a cunning piper’s tune
Ah, too late we’ll find
We’ve left Heaven far behind
And the love of lesser gods have led to ruin

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Janet Martin

Then Jesus said to His disciples,
"If anyone would come after me he must deny himself,
take up his cross and follow Me.
For whoever wants to save his life
shall lose it; but whoever shall lose
his life for my sake shall find it.
What good will it be for a man if he
gains the whole worlds yet forfeits his
own soul?
Or, what can a man give in exchange for his soul?
For the Son of Man is going to come
in His Father's glory
with His angels,
and then He will reward each person
according to what he has done. Matt.16:24-27

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