Thursday, March 08, 2018

An Unholy World – v2

We live in a time
a world that Paul warned of
violence and righteousness claimed in Your name
the name of God usurped to justify the slaughter
the maiming of innocents
the unholy partnership
the fellowship of light and darkness
the incongruity, the iniquity
that converted apostles of Christ
foretold, urged to be shunned, avoided
to not fall into the trap of the world
of this life, of the flesh, ourselves

We are called to be separate,
to be in this world
but not of this world
to prune and to focus
to use the thorns in our lives
to heed their quiet call
to cleave to You Almighty Savior
redeemer of our sins
when we fall into the trap
when we let down our guard
and knock the temple off its foundation
seeking easier paths, lazy, sloth,
sharing too much of ourselves with the enemy

edited March 8, 2018
An Unholy World – v2
after finding this poem in a list of my popular poems
on Literary Devices site about my poetry
June 25, 2006 8:43
An Unholy World
2 Corinthians 6:14-18

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