Rich

 

Let us be rich
in good works

ready to give
willing to share

not trusting in
wealth and money

but in our God
and prayer.

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I can be rich in good works for You are with me.

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“Command those who are rich in this present age, not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”

“Let then do good, that they be rich in good works , ready to give, willing to share,”

“storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”

1 Timothy 6:17,18,19 NKJV

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Great Gain

 

Having clothes and food
we’re blessed

then add in a
home too

and see that godliness with
contentment

is gain for me
and you.

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You are with me and give me great gain.

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“Now godliness with contentment is great gain.”

“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”

“And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.”

1 Timothy 6:6,7,8 NKJV

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Pure

 

Keep yourself pure
and without prejudice

as you minister to
women and men

not laying on hands
too hastily

nor joining in
others sin.

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You are with me so I can minister with purity.

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“I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality.”

“Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.”

1 Timothy 5:21,22 NKJV

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Nourished

 

Be nourished in
words of faith

carefully follow
good doctrine

rejecting all
that is profane

for its the living God
we trust in.

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You are with me and nourish me.

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“If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed.”

“But reject profane and old wives fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.”

“For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savoir of all men, especially of those who believe.”

1 Timothy 4:6,7,10 NKJV

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The Answer

 

The answer to godliness
isn’t found

in the world’s
systems and rules

but in the Word
made flesh

believed, received
Holy Spirit proved.

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I can live a godly life for You are with me.

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“It is quite true that the way to live a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ, who came to earth as a man, was proved spotless and pure in His Spirit, was served by angels, was preached among the nations, was accepted by men everywhere and was received up again to His glory in heaven.”

1 Timothy 3:14 TLB

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A Ransom

 

There is one God
and one Mediator

our Lord
Jesus Christ

given as a
ransom for all

and at the right time
testified.

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You are with me and have ransomed me.

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“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,”

“who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

1 Timothy 2:5,6 NKJV

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The Goal

 

Love
from a pure heart

from a good conscience
from sincere faith

not giving need to
senseless disputes

but to godly edification
and grace.

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I can follow good godly instruction for You are with me.

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“. . .nor to pay attention to legends (fables, myths), and endless genealogies, which give rise to useless speculation and meaningless arguments rather than advancing God’s program of instruction which is grounded in faith [and requires surrendering the entire self to God in absolute trust and confidence].”

“But the goal of our instruction is love [which springs] from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”

1 Timothy 1:4,5 AMP

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How Merciful

 

How merciful
You are to me

how kind are You
Jesus

for You filled me
with Your love

and showed me how
to trust.

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You are with me and have mercy on me.

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“But God had mercy on me because I didn’t know what I was doing, for I didn’t know Christ at that time.”

“Oh, how kind our Lord was, for He showed me how to trust Him and become full of the love of Christ Jesus.”

1 Timothy 1:13,14 TLB

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Traveling Light

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”  1 Timothy 6:7

This brings to mind a Bill Cosby comedy routine where his father would tell him he brought him into this world and he can take him back out.

Lord, we desire to keep Your perspective and priorities in mind today.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Burdenless

We came into this life
with nothing

source – bubblecrew.net

and surely in it
we’ve nothing but Christ

and when it comes
time to leave

we’ll be carried off
oh so light.

Clearly Evident

“Some men’s sins are clearly evident, proceeding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.”

“Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.”  1 Timothy 5:24-25

I am encouraged that while sins may be hidden at times, good just can’t be.

Lord, may those who are hurting and lost clearly see the evidence of Your goodness today.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Unhidden

source – neurodojo.blogspot.com

You are a good God
Who does wondrous things
and all that You do through us
testifies and sings

clearly evidence
unable to be stopped
that You are Who You are
Your goodness rising to the top.

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