Self-sufficient is to be independent

And to provide for oneself,

Without the assistance from others

And not requiring any help.

When self-sufficiency will tell us

That we don’t need God or Christ,

We’ll continue in a deceptive state

Until God’s truth we realise.

When we believe we don’t need Christ;

Until we really do,

For too long we have been self-sufficient

And believed our ways were true.

Our pride will never ask for help;

It’s just something it will never do,

But there comes a time in our life

When humility shines through.

And self-sufficiency will tell us

There’s no need to repent,

Until we realise that we need a physician

And understand what Jesus meant.

Self-sufficiency and pride

Is honoured in the eyes of man,

But it’s a humble heart that God does seek;

One that trusts and understands.

Self-sufficiency relies on our own strength

When God is not in our equation,

And where rebellion dwells in our heart

With the strongest of foundation.

Self-sufficiency will raise the fist

To God and all His ways;

It will whisper that we don’t need Him

And there’s no need to ever pray.

But in a time of crisis

Self-sufficiency will stumble,

Because we’re fallible and just a vapour

Where our heart can fail and crumble.

It’s a broken spirit and a contrite heart

That’s acceptable in God’s eyes,

When He opens the eyes of our heart

And exposes all the lies.

Jesus sets us free

From all self-righteousness and lies,

When we submit and humble ourselves indeed

And in God’s ways we do abide.

It’s by His grace and mercy

That we’re set free from all our chains,

And where an exchange will take place

When hope and faith in Christ remains.

(C) P.B. 2022

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away…But now you boast in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil.”  James 4:13-16

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – these, O God, You will not despise.”  Psalm 51:17

“A wise man fears and departs from evil, but a fool rages and is self-confident.”  Proverbs 14:16

“Men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the power of the heavens will be shaken.”  Luke 21:26

“ When Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.’”  Matthew 9:12-13

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