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Actions That Don't Jive

by Clinton Herring © 2021

All platitudes from God's Word,
My hope, they follow through.
Their speech enjeweled with glistening tints
But can their words be true?

They claim a verse then act awry
like steel and clay should mix?!
Deceit their game, they know not Him.
This world they "want" to "fix".

They act in ways that draw His wrath
then claim they know His name.
They commandeer a verse or two.
Then garner this world's fame.

I hope there's hope for such as these
to church they often go.
I pray their hearts and minds be free
They trim their lives with bow.

"Watch out!", I say, "make sure you know,
the Lord, His name indeed!
Make sure you walk in fellowship
Among the blessed freed!"

Yes, know the Lord and walk with Him,
Your fruit, it will attest.
For acorn trees grow not cherries,
Your life must show His best.

Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 7: 22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

James 4:4b Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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