Made Known

“The LORD has made known His
salvation;
His righteousness He has openly
shown in the sight of the nations.”  Psalm 98:2

Jesus had / has a very public ministry.

Lord, thank You for always making Yourself known to us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Right Here

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My salvation
I have made known

My righteousness
is clearly shown

so you can come to Me
for I am here

seek Me
for I am near.

Kissed

“Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have
kissed each other.”  Psalms 85:10

I can’t handle the truth without mercy, and without righteousness there is no peace.

Lord, thank you for being the perfectly balanced combination of everything we need.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

All Together

Mercy and truth
have met together

righteousness and peace
have kissed

hope and forgiveness
walk hand in hand

while Love weds sacrifice
making her His.

Righteous Before God

“Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said, . . .
How then can man be righteous before God?”  Job 25:1,4

Job was blameless and upright before God . . .but I was not.

Thank You, Lord, for covering me in Your righteousness.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Plain To See

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It was plain to see
I was not righteous

not so hard to say
I need You, Lord

and still today
I come before You

held up by
all You gave.

Also For Us

“Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him,
but also for us.” Romans 4:23-24

Amazing how God writes on our hearts so personally, but with far reaching effects.

Father, thank you for setting faith in motion that by Your grace the seed of Abraham yet abides. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Birth of Faith

Heir of
the whole earth

through the righteousness
of faith

Abraham believed
God’s promise

and by grace
his seed is saved.

Not Because of Our Righteousness

“Therefore understand that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.” Deuteronomy 9:6

Chapter 9 was a tough one. Moses went back over all the times the people had rebelled and provoked the Lord to wrath.

Thank You, Lord, that though I’m not good enough to deserve anything from You, You are good enough and give it. And here’s a simple poem . . .

He’s That Good

I’m sinful, rebellious
my righteousness just rags

satan rubs his hands together
thinks he’s got me in the bag

but then I come to Jesus
with my filthy life

and He carries me to the Father
washed in His sacrifice.

A Holy Permit

“But Jesus answered, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”  Matthew 3:15

John didn’t want to baptize Jesus.  It just didn’t seem right.

Jesus, thank You for all You “permitted to be so”, in order to fulfill the prophecy and promise of being our Savior and King.  Here’s a simple poem . . .

With His Permission

I can’t see the good
in what is happening
only the pain
misery and suffering
then You whisper to me
“permit it to be so”
and I can go on
knowing that You know.

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