Jesus lived for a cause;

The most profound one in history,

When He was beaten, mocked and tortured as well

As He hung upon that tree.

Because it was necessary for Him to suffer

To appease God’s wrath indeed;

The wrath that we all sincerely deserve

But where Christ did intercede.

And He never lived for applause

But was ridiculed instead,

By the Pharisees who thought they were right with God

But in fact were spiritually dead.

As we ask ourselves the question;

Are we living for a cause,

Or are we merely wanting the praises of man

And living for applause?

Because applauses can be insincere

When people love you for a day,

But the next day hate you without a cause

Along with the games that they may play.

When we live for a cause to help others;

It’s the most honourable indeed,

Where kindness along with practical help

Their heart and soul will feed.

Because at the end of the day

It’s the sacrifices that we make,

To alleviate the stress and the pain

When our assistance they do take.

So, are we living for a cause;

One that honours the Lord,

Or are we merely mismanaging our time

Where on earth our treasure is stored?

When we live for a cause;

One that gives God the glory too,

We’re not interested in the applauses of man

When motives are sincere and true.

It’s only by His grace and mercy

That we could possibly do anything,

Since it’s by His sovereignty and in His plan

That any fruit our soul can bring.

Jesus is worthy of all our honour

Since He was tormented for our soul,

When He lived for the most poignant cause;

To give us eternal life, behold!

(C) P.B. 2022

“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:4-5

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)”. Galatians 3:13

“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ’They hated Me without a cause.’”  John 15:25

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men.  Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.”  Matthew 6:2

“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites.  For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men.”  Matthew 6:5

“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”  John 12:43

“Not with eye service, as men pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,”  Ephesians 6:6-7

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:19-21

“Many seek the ruler’s favour, but justice for man comes from the Lord.”  Proverbs 29:26

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”  John 15:13

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