Tag Archives: Greed

Away With the Manger ~ Re-posted ~

 Away with the manger,
no need for a bed
the birth of our Savor
is best left unsaid.

The unbeliever’s of the world,
look down from their nose
when the name of our Lord Jesus
on them we impose.

The masses are in agreement,
saying CHRISTmas is a mistake
but covetousness for the season
they will never forsake.

We love thee materialism,
we love thee so much
and to their credit card idols
they bow down and clutch.

Be clear to say happy holidays,
season greetings to you
but don’t mention the babes name
or you they may sue.

They bless all of their goodies,
their toys and their playthings
but want nothing to do with the gift
that the sweet baby Jesus – brings!

~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 2:12
King James Version

“And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes,

lying in a manger.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

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The gods Of This Day ~

The gods Of The Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, may I not bow,
to the gods of this day
may my heart and soul
never to them sway.

May I not bend,
to the god of tolerance
may I not open my mind
to this ungodly audience.

May I not curtsy,
to the god of worldly greed
may I not pay the high cost
of following this god’s creed.

May I not fall down,
to the god of self-worship
may to this god I see
how it’s eternally worthless.

May I not lower myself,
to the god of secularism
may I not stoop for
the god of liberalism.

Lord, may I only bow to You,
the God of all creation . . .
may I always give to You
my full undivided devotion!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 1:23-25

” And changed the glory
of the uncorruptible God

into an image made like
to corruptible man,

and to birds, and fourfooted beasts,
and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up
to uncleanness through the lusts
of their own hearts, to dishonour
their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie,
and worshipped and served the creature
more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.”
Amen.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Searching Me Lord ~

Search me Oh Lord used with permission DoorPost Verses

Keep searching me Lord,
keep probing my heart
take my anxious thoughts
before they even start.

Keep leading me Lord,
whether it be night or day
direct me in Your light
onto the everlasting way.

Keep exploring me Lord,
keep looking deep within
bring me to repentance
over every hidden sin.

Keep guiding me Lord,
keep me on the right path
let me not fall onto the one
that brings eternal wrath.

Keep evaluating me Lord,
keep discovering in me
any pride, greed  or lust
in which, You still can see.

Keep searching me Lord,
put me under the spotlight
till all of the wickedness
in me, You highlight!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Breath of Life ~

God Breathed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ IBible Verses

I just want to breathe in,
nothing but fresh air . . .
pure, life-giving, clean
but, finding it is rare.

Instead, all I do is gasp,
at the smut, filth and muck
choking back the grime
in a world that’s gone amok.

At times, I take in a deep breath,
but find myself wheezing
so many things in the atmosphere
that to God,  are not pleasing.

The pollution man’s created,
makes it impossible to inhale
for lust, greed, and immorality
I constantly have to expel.

I just want to breathe in,
nothing but God’s fresh clean air
pure, life-giving, unpolluted
but, there’s so little left ~ out there!

~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 2:7
King James Version

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.”

Copyright 2014
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


Examine Me, Lord ~

keep-thyself-pure CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Examine me dear Lord,
see through my disguise
tear away the mask
expose the lust in my eyes.

Examine me dear Lord,
test my mind and my heart
point out the inner flaws
keeping us apart.

Examine me dear Lord,
pull back the veil on my sin
show me where my pride
is still rooted in.

Examine me dear Lord,
bare my soul’s weakness
uncover my selfish acts
all that is needless.

Examine me dear Lord,
tear away the disguise
till all I can see . . .
is Your image in my eyes!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 26:2
King James Version

“Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;
try my reins and my heart.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Burden of Religion ~

The Burden of Religion ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, please set me free . . .
from the burden of religion
cast aside the smoke and mirrors
that are clouding up my vision.

Break down the wall of greed,
shatter the egotistical foundation
that is in Your church today
so I’ll not be led into temptation.

Sever the chains of works,
tear apart the man-made laws
crush under Your foot
each statute and every clause.

Pull me out from under,
all the whistles and the bells
take way all my earthly idols
lest I may find myself in hell.

Lord, please set me free . . .
from being just religious
for I know without repentance
there will be no forgiveness!

~~~~~~~~

Revelation 3:19
King James Version

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:
be zealous therefore, and repent.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Sinners Wanted ~

Sinners wanted . . .
inquire within
looking for those
willing to die to sin.

Experience needed,
in both greed and pride
looking for those
eager to be My bride.

Seeking those skillful,
in lying, murder, and stealing
looking for those
who need a heart and soul healing.

Knowledge appreciated,
in selfishness and conceit
looking for those
who need a Savior to meet.

Practice in immorality,
is not the only must
looking for those who want
to conquer every lust.

If you are interested,
come right on in . . .
I have been wondering
where you have been!

 . . . Love Jesus

~~~~~~

Matthew 9:13
King James Version

“But go and learn
what this means: ‘I desire

mercy and not sacrifice.’
For I did not come to

call the righteous,
but sinners,to repentance.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Lessons To Be Taught ~

Plans of the Lord used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Oh, conflicted soul be quieted,
don’t you know it’s for naught
battles won ~ battles lost
are lessons to be taught.

To the youth, as you once were,
the fight today is still the same
just a different time in space
with a new and modern name.

Speak the truth, do not deny,
the war that goes on and on
from generation to generation
or else the conflict won’t be won.

Rebellion is the ammunition,
pride and greed the smoking gun
tis the same war against the Lord
as when the world first begun.

Lead the way, light the path,
guide the youth before they turn
to the world for their escape
lest in hell ~ they shall burn!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 33:11
King James Version

“The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever,
the thoughts of his heart to all generations.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Believe ~

Sinful ones, God sees from high,
don’t believe, don’t know why
living off sin, lust and greed
don’t believe, don’t see the need.

Foolish ones, God knows you,
don’t believe, don’t want to
working on your own defense
don’t believe, don’t see the sense.

Haughty ones, God sees you all,
don’t believe, don’t have the gall
going about your wicked day
don’t believe, don’t see the way.

Prideful ones, God calls your name,
don’t believe, don’t feel the same
moving in your careless fashion
don’t believe, don’t see His passion.

Wandering ones, God wants you back,
don’t believe, don’t see your lack
leaving behind His loving grace
don’t believe, no longer seek His face!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 2:14
King James Version

“But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:

for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,

because they are spiritually discerned.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Strength For the Task!

Grant Me used with permision from DoorPost Verses on Facebook
I don’t want much,
there’s so little that I ask
but I do need God to give me
strength for the task.

Temptation is so real,
I sit in front of it every day
and I really have to learn
how to look the other way.

At times I linger around,
for what I think I need
and on the attraction . . .
I wait to feast and feed.

Oh, that God would grant me,
the power to overcome
for my hope is one day . . .
all temptation ~ I’ll outrun!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Job 6:8
King James Version 

“Oh that I might have my request;
and that God would grant me
the thing that I long for!”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Road Most Traveled ~

The Road Most Traveled On ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There is a road most traveled on,
I see plenty of people on it today
you too may know of it . . .
for it leads to spiritual decay.

It is as wide as it is long,
it’s paved with greed and pride
and those who travel on it
are arrogant, smug and snide.

Satan has smoothed the way,
with lust and every immorality
and the throngs gladly follow
for it is the “New Age” reality.

On their journey they take along,
their love for ungodly things
and if you get in their way
animosity at you, they will fling.

Sadly, our country is on this road,
and its leading to total devastation
you too may know of it . . .
for it’s in the Book of Revelation!

~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 4:1-2
King James Version

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly,
that in the latter times

some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits,

and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy;

having their conscience
seared with a hot iron;”

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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’s Driving Your Chariot?

Running on Empty by Jonathan Fox free photo #2429

Some people are driven by greed,
by their lust after worldly things
some are driven by their faith
and the hope that Jesus brings.

Some people are driven by success,
by their jobs and the money they earn
some are driven by the Word of God
and what in their Bible they learn.

Some people are driven by the riches,
that living in this world offers up
some are driven by the mercy of God
and the grace He holds in His cup.

Some people are driven by their homes,
their cars, their boats, their toys
some are driven by the peace of God
and the thought of eternal joy.

Some people drive their own chariot,
and put their trust in worldly things
some people trust in Jesus
and are driven by the love He brings.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 20:7
King James Version

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses:
but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Liars ~

Liars ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Liars, all liars
wolves in sheep skin
taking the Word of God
putting on it their own spin.

Twisting and slanting,
the Word until it fits
not caring what story
that it flips or knits.

Liars, all liars,
sin to them hasn’t a yoke
shunning the Gospel truth
turning the cross into a joke.

Filling up the pews,
counting all the money
lies on their greedy lips
taste as sweet as honey.

Liars, all liars
fruits that are rotting
stinking to high heaven
liars, who need stopping!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 7:15
King James Version

“Beware of false prophets,
which come to you
in sheep’s clothing,

but inwardly they are
ravening wolves.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If I Were Eve . . .

The first page of the Book of Genesis from the...

Sometime I think if I were Eve,
I would’ve done something different
other than to be led astray . . .
by that slimy, slithering, lying serpent.

I would’ve given it more thought,
about having all that knowledge
since what I know about the world
I’m not too proud to acknowledge.

I would’ve given it more reflection,
a garden that was abundantly lush
or this one that is filled with smut
crawling in greed, pride and lust.

You see I really don’t like apples,
or fruit of any kind . . .
and I don’t think I would have let
Satan slither his way into my mind.

But, then I  do love vegetables,
chicken, pork and beef . . .
and who knows if I was offered them
if I would have given satan any grief.

I guess the moral of my dilemma,
is satin knows just how to tempt you
be it a fruit on a tree . . .
or a juicy burger on the barbecue.

So be very careful,
this slimy, slithering, lying snake
will offer you anything . . .
so from Jesus  your soul ~ he can take!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 3:2
King James Version

“And the woman said unto the serpent, We
may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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