Tag Archives: Worldly Desires

If Our Right Eye Offends ~

If our right eye offends,
then why do we keep looking
if it’s not to desire things of the world
then why are they still so alluring?

If our right eye offends,
then why do we look with the left one
if it’s not to regard the lusts of the world
then why is it not focusing on the Son?

If the right eye offends,
then why do we seek what’s morally wrong
if it’s not to be conformed to the world
then why after it do we still long?

If our right eye offends,
then why do we not look the other way
if it’s not to seek the world’s riches
then why to them do we still sway?

If our right eye offends,
then why does it roam all about
if it sees things so alluring and deceitful . . .
then why don’t we just pluck it out!

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Mark 4:19

“And the cares of this world,
and the deceitfulness of riches,
and the lusts of other things
entering in, choke the word,
and it becometh unfruitful.

Matthew 5:29

“And if thy right eye offend thee,
pluck it out, and cast it from thee:
for it is profitable for thee that
one of thy members should perish,
and not that thy whole body should
be cast into hell.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Old Things Gone ~

Old things gone,
no more desire
for worldly wealth
to acquire.

No more need,
to seek greed out
satisfied now
to do without.

Old things dead,
no more pleasure
worldly practices
no longer treasure.

No more wants,
indulgences filled
to old thoughts
no longer thrilled.

Old things gone,
all things new
self removed . . .
Christ now in you!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation.
The old has passed away;
behold, the new has come.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


To Be Like Jesus ~

To Be Like Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by Deborah Ann

To be like Jesus,
our minds have to entwine
it may take a lifetime . . .
for our hearts to align.

For us to finally put off,
our former, sinful ways
to our old worldly desires
we must daily reappraise.

Our old lustful thoughts,
must daily be transformed
our greedy attitudes
will need to be reformed.

Our minds have to be,
continuously changed
from our corrupt attitudes
we must become estranged.

To be like Jesus,
takes the Holy Spirit’s doing
it may take a lifetime . . .
but, it’s so worth our pursuing!

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Ephesians 4:22-24

” That ye put off concerning the former
conversation the old man, which is
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilty Pleasures ~

Guilty Pleasures ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Guilty pleasures,
we mustn’t indulge in
for what we’re doing
is just playing with sin.

Guilt is God’s way,
to instill in us . . .
after worldly desires
we mustn’t lust.

Guilty pleasures,
we cannot regard
to these temptations
we must be on guard.

When we take pleasure,
in any worldly thing
we will feel the shame
these activities bring.

Guilty pleasures,
are never innocent
to their allurement
we can’t be ignorant.

As Christians we mustn’t be,
to the world conformed
against guilty pleasures . . .
we must always be armed!

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Ecclesiastes 2:1

“I said in mine heart, Go to now,
I will prove thee with mirth,
therefore enjoy pleasure:
and, behold, this also is vanity.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Into the World ~

world-changers ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When I was younger,
to all, I must admit
unto worldly lusts . . .
I often did submit.

It use to be fun,
to go out and play
so much temptation
out there on display.

At times, I thought,
how could this be right?
But, in the darkness . . .
who can spot the light?

Looking back I can see,
what a mess I made . . .
for all those fun times
oh, how I have paid.

Now that I am older,
I’m on the narrow way
from its straightness
I pray never to stray.

So, to all the youth,
take this to heart
into worldly lusts . . .
don’t even start!

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Mark 4:19

“And the cares of this world,
and the deceitfulness of riches,
and the lusts of other things entering in,
choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Desensitized ~

To Hell with the Devil by Jimmy Paragas #5554

Lord, when I look around,
it’s not hard for me to find
those who reject You
in their hearts and their minds.

They live for the moment,
think nothing of the day
when they’ll stand before You
or what they’ll have to say.

They follow their own desires,
on others they impose
their freedoms and their rights
but don’t want their sin exposed.

There’s so much wickedness,
I am no longer shock to see
the things that I read about
or what I’m shown on my TV.

Lord, help me not to be,
by this world desensitized
so that to Satan’s lies . . .
I’ll still be able to recognize!

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Romans 14:11
King James Version

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord,
every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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