Our fleshly tent is perishing
More and more each passing day,
Along with all the glory that we attain
And with the deception of our ways.
Our earthly tents are temporary
But they contain our precious soul;
The component that requires salvation
Through our Lord and Savior Christ, behold!
The glory of man points to self
With all the credit that is due,
But God alone deserves the glory
With all the praise and honour too.
Our fleshly carnal ways are aroused
When selfishness remains,
Where at the expense of others we accumulate
But where unrighteousness is attained.
The glory of man is like a flower
And although beautiful at the time,
It is transient and so temporary
In its moment that it shines.
Its stunning beauty eventually fades
And from its elevation it falls,
Because the throne belongs to God alone
And not on self-glory or applause.
God’s glory is forever;
It cannot be shaken or removed,
Since ‘the word of the Lord endures forever’
When our heart and soul it renews.
The life of Christ would always reveal
The glory of our Heavenly Father,
And as an example Jesus’ life was portrayed
To show that glory belongs to no other.
It’s the Spirit of God that will last;
It never withers or it fades,
It is beautiful and splendid too
With a purity that remains.
(C) P.B. 2022
“All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” 1 Peter 1:24
“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” John 17:4-5
“While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
“For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” 2 Corinthians 5:1
“For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:7-8
“But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.” Hebrews 10:39