Tag Archives: Envy

These Final Days ~

Fill us with hope Lord,
in these final days
keep us from following
the world’s wicked ways.

Fill us with trust Lord,
as the end draws near
keep our minds sober
our consciences clear.

Fill us with faith Lord,
in these perilous times
keeps our hearts pure
our souls fit and prime.

Fill us with peace Lord,
as Your return we await
keep our steps heading
towards the narrow gate.

Keep filling us Lord,
with hope, faith, peace and trust
keep our love for You . . .
till the end strong and robust!

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Timothy 3:1-7

This know also, that in the last
days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their
own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient
to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers,
false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded,
lovers of pleasures more than
lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which
creep into houses, and lead c
aptive silly women laden with sins,
led away with divers lusts,

Ever learning, and never able to
come to the knowledge of the truth.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Living In A Fallen World ~

Living In A Fallen World ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In a world fallen,
we’re all victims
we suffer from sin
and its symptoms.

We lie and cheat,
our neighbor’s we cuss
we’re full of envy
filled with greed and lust.

We rebel, we rise up,
we’re full of pride
our hatred for others
we do not try to hide.

We cheat and take,
we rob and we steal
babies in the womb
everyday we kill.

In a world fallen,
we are all living
and from our sins
we need forgiving.

We need God,
to heal each one
through the blood
of His precious Son.

We need Jesus,
to release the pain
so He can wash away
sin’s deadly stain.

In a world fallen,
we are all a part
and we need God’s love
in each and every heart!

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Romans 13:9

“For this,
Thou shalt not commit adultery,

Thou shalt not kill,
Thou shalt not steal,

Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be

any other commandment,
it is briefly

comprehended in this saying,
namely,

Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself.”

King James Version
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What Love Is ~

What is Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Love is patient,
love is kind
love doesn’t have
a haughty mind,

It will not boast,
it is not proud
it doesn’t stand
out in a crowd.

Love is pleasant,
it doesn’t envy
it is cheerful
always friendly.

It’s full of joy,
mercy and favor
it is faithful
never a traitor.

Love is calm,
it is peaceful
never angry
always grateful.

It’s brings light,
rays of hope
love helps others
how to cope.

Love is patient,
love is kind
for love has . . .
a forgiving mind!

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Charity suffereth long,
and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Lemon’s of Life ~

Life's Lemons ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

 Sometimes in life,
lemons, we are given
unpleasant tastes of truth
we have to sink our teeth in.

They come at us,
from out of nowhere
making us want to cry
“Life isn’t being fair.”

Lemons are so acidic,
they’ll turn us quite sour
as they eat away and erode
all our faith and power.

They are the bitter fruits,
of resentment and envy
leaving us feeling cold
indifferent and empty.

When life gives us lemons,
we need the Holy Spirit’s aide
to turn our sourness into . . .
sweet, refreshing lemonade!

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Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


A Carnal Life ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~transform- IBible Verses

Having a hard time,
living the truth and way
is your spiritual compass
up and down every day?

Aggravated one day,
the next, loving and kind
are the fruits of the Spirit
in your life hard to find?

Fighting with temptation,
battling with hidden sin . . .
is the enemy of your soul
on the constant win?

Needing others approval,
seeking worldly ambition
none of God’s plan for you
seem to come to fruition?

Looking for happiness,
but, ending up with strife
could it be that . . .
you’re living a carnal life?

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1 Corinthians 3:3

” For ye are yet carnal: for whereas
there is among you envying, and strife,
and divisions, are ye not carnal,
and walk as men?

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Saved ~

Saved ~  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I make no excuses,
no false pretense
I am just a sinner
I have no defense.

Born of rebellion,
conceived in sin
envy and spite
were my closest kin.

Dead in trespasses,
deceitful to the core
greed and pride oozed
out of every pore.

Disobedient to God,
just like in Eve’s story
wickedness and evil
stole all of His glory.

I make no excuse,
a sinner ~ that I am
but, I’ve been saved
by the blood of the Lamb!

~~~~~~~~~

John 1:29
King James Version

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him,
and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh
away the sin of the world.

1 Peter 1:19
King James Version

“But with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sin City ~

Sin CIty ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Jesus came not to condemn,
but to save us from our sin
to free us from the bondage
of the lusts that live within.

But, the flesh fights the spirit,
and sin often comes into our life
bringing the desires of this world
yet, leaving us with inner strife.

The works of the flesh are clear,
they are written in the Bible . . .
many of them are so difficult
for us to tame or even bridle.

But we’ve got to stay away from,
sexual immorality of any kind
jealousy, envy and indignation
must not fill the heart or mind.

We mustn’t bow to other gods,
or conjure up an evil host
and with drinking and partying
we’re no longer to be engrossed.

We must put away contention,
our anger and our wrath
and all of our selfish ambitions
we must send packing down the path.

The sins of the flesh are written,
for every eye to see . . .
and we must repent of them
or in sin city we’ll always be.

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Galatians 5:19-21
King James Version

“Now the works of the flesh are
manifest, which are these; Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft,
hatred, variance, emulations,
wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness,
revellings, and such like: of the
which I tell you before, as I have
also told you in time past, that they
which do such things shall not inherit
the kingdom of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Saved By That Connection!

Cross Pathway by Kevin Carden free photo #19122
Once I walked the course,
that paved my way with sin
my steps were bound to take me
where Satan was sure to win.

I followed my own desires,
and lusted after even more
I strolled the streets of greed
and knocked on resentment’s door.

I pursued the work of darkness,
and ate up all the fame
I labored in the halls of envy
with covetous as my aim.

I ensued after my own pleasure,
with Satan beneath my feet
my gratification kept me marching
to his disobedient beat.

I became skillful in the world,
and paved a road for my delight
until I came upon a bridge
that exposed a saving light.

In the span of my awareness,
I saw just how ugly I became
and it was at this very moment
I felt the sting of my own shame.

Oh, how grateful now I am,
to be saved by that connection.
now my path is paved and planed
with God’s design and intention.

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Galatians 5:17
King James Version 

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh:
and these are contrary the one to the other:
so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”

Copyright 213
Deborah Ann Belka


What is This Unruly Thing ~

What is this wild thing,
that my mouth has inside
what causes it to lash about
in its smugness and its pride?

How can it sing praises to God,
then chant ~ its curses to man
what is this wild thing . . .
that says whatever it thinks it can?

What causes it to be so untamed,
without a bridle or a rein
what can I do to control this thing
that has its own heart and brain?

Why does it speak such evil,
and at times act out so bad
what is this wild thing . . .
that gets so angry and mad?

Who can restrain this unruly thing,
that is filled with poison and fire
who can tame this beastly thing
that’s filled with worldly desire?

What is this unruly thing,
that my mouth has inside
what causes it to lash about . .  .
other than my own selfish pride!

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James 3:8
King James Version

“But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an
unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Eyes Wide Open ~

Open My eyes by Elideth Ceniceros free photo 10896

Lord, open my eyes,
so that I might see
the envy and pride
still living in me.

Let me look upon,
the lust in my heart
help me to understand
what keeps us apart.

Make my soul ready,
for what You reveal
let me be appalled
so I may be healed.

Let me not turn away,
from the horrific sight
instead fill my vision
with Your wondrous light.

Lord, make my view clear
as You open my eyes
so to Your ways
I may be wise!

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Psalm 119:18
King James Version

“Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous
things out of thy law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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