Heirs Of Hope

 

We’ve been justified
by His grace

heirs to the hope
of eternal life

though we too
we’re once deceived

now the Spirit’s poured on us
through Jesus Christ.

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I am an heir to hope for You are with me.

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“For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived . . .”

“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared “

“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit “

“whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,”

“that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Titus 3:3,4,5,6,7. NKJV

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Peaceable

 

Be subject to rulers
obedient

ready for every
good work

speaking evil of no one
peaceable, gentle

showing all the humility
of our Lord.

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I can be peaceable for You are with me.

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“Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,”

“to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.”

Titus 3:1,2. NKJV

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The Grace Of God

 

The grace of God
that brings salvation

has appeared to all
men

teaching us how
to live and love

looking for His coming
again.

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I can live out the grace of my salvation, for You are with me.

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“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,”

“teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in the present age, “

“looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Titus 2:11,12,13. NKJV

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To The Pure

 

To the pure
all things are pure

to the unbelieving
nothing is

choose to know God
and do good works

being obedient
and fully His.

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I can have a pure mind and conscience, for You are with me.

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“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.”

“They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.”

Titus 1:15,16 NKJV

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Lovers Of What Is Good

 

Let us be hospitable
sober-minded

lovers of what
is good

just and holy
self-controlled

holding fast
the faithful word.

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I can be a lover of good things, for You are with me .

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“For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,”

“but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just,holy, self-controlled,”

“holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught . . .”

Titus 1:7,8,9. NKJV

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Fire

imagestruggling to light

and stay lit

ignitor needed

 

The oven looked okay from the outside, but lacked fire within.

 

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me. . .”    Acts 1:8 NKJV

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To Be Ready

“Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,
to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.”   Titus 3:1-2

I am listening to this as the November elections draw near.

Lord, as we embrace this scripture for ourselves, we also pray it for those who will be leaders in our country.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What Good?

What good will come
if we aren’t ready

source – zimbio.com

to do good
and obey

to be gentle
and know Peace

to hold back on
calling names?

Opposed

“Likewise exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one being an opponent  may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.”  Titus 2:6-8

Christians will have opponents.

Lord, thank You for making a way for us to live so that nothing evil can be said of us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Nothing Evil                                                              

Even though quiet
isolated and alone

lives lived for Jesus
will still be known

a contrast to
the darkness around

opposed but in them
no evil is found.

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All Or Nothing

“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.”  Titus 1:15

I live with someone pure and it’s a tremendous blessing.

Lord, thank You for purifying us more and more so that we can see only You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Pure

source – findingmygroove.com

To the pure
all things are pure

deeply etched and
completely sure

mind, heart and soul
undefiled

seeking and seeing Jesus
mile after mile.

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