It’s one thing to be sincere

And another to be saved,

Because there’s a multitude of the kindest people

But who won’t acknowledge God or pray.

It’s one thing to be the sweetest soul

And another to be God’s child,

Because unless we’re adopted into His kingdom

In His eyes we remain defiled.

It’s one thing to be a happy soul

And another God’s heart to seek,

Because true happiness is found in holiness

In the humble and the meek.

It’s one thing to be nice

And another to persevere,

Because the tests and trials will arrive

And they reveal if we’re sincere.

Because it’s God’s commands and not our own

That really matter in the end,

Since our feelings will try to dictate

With all delusions that are sent.

The wheel is not re-invented

And has not been throughout history,

Because it’s the same patterns of behaviour

With good and evil that we see.

It’s one thing to portray a persona

And another as to how we feel,

Because only God knows the depths of our soul

And whether we’re being fake or real.

According to God the gate is narrow

And very few do find it indeed,

Because the gate to destruction is very wide

Where the multitudes will see.

We all fall short of God’s glory

Yours truly first and foremost,

But we all need God’s grace to overcome

And His forgiveness we need most.

It’s one thing to believe in Christ

And another to be on fire,

Because the lukewarm ones will be vomited

Or found out to be liars.

It’s one thing to love someone

And another to really do,

When we sincerely love God and our neighbour as well

Where the motive is sincere and true.

And it’s one thing to be faithful

And another to adore the Lord,

Let’s rise up and truly examine ourselves

As we repent and trust in His word.

(C) P.B. 2022

“…eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.  For we were saved in this hope…”. Romans 8:23-24

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6:5

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”  Romans 3:23-24

“…You shall love your neighbour as yourself.  Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.”  Romans 13:9-10

“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”  Revelation 3:16

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