Friday, April 4, 2008

How Have the Mighty Fallen

How Have the Mighty Fallen

O’ what a sad and terrible sight,
When the mighty man loses his might!

Consider how condescending, disdainful he roared before,
Trampling over honorable people, as if they were dirt on his floor.

He dwelt smugly in a seemingly secure place, dabbling in sensuous pleasure.
He cared not for the poor and needy, for he robbed them of their most meaningful treasure.

O’ how snobbishly he sauntered and strutted all about;
Desiring that others would bow in awe at his supposedly ceaseless clout.

He became lifted up in his heart and lofty in his own eyes.
He used people as a ladder, stepping on them so he could rise.

He thought he was so much superior to those who were about him.
Now he finds himself alone and on his own, he must now sink or swim.

So soon, we are apt to forget that life’s tables typically turn.
One reaps, what one sows, is an enduring lesson we all shall have to learn.

No matter how high you may aspire and assume to ever ascend;
Be careful not to think too much of yourself nor upon yourself, too much depend.

The Almighty is God alone, great in blessedness, power, wisdom, and might.
The pride of the proud angers Him; pride reveals a heart of sin not broken, nor contrite.

If we, from the error of our way, do not swiftly, sincerely be reverent and repent;
His holy anger may be stirred to wrath leading to a showering down of righteous judgment.

Let us ever be faithful preaching the grace, mercy, and justice of God, giving Him all glory.
For there are men blindly stumbling in darkness, in need of true light-the Gospel Story.

Jesus, a mighty man of grace and truth was led like a lamb to the slaughter up on Calvary’s hill;
He hung, bled, and died for our sins; rose in three days from the grave and now His name is exalted to save, call on Him and save He will!

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. Isaiah 5:14-16

I Owe Jesus

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