Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday Thoughts on Money, Money, Money



Money, for all it may posses
Can never buy us happiness

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Money, for all that it may boast
Can’t buy the things that matter most
Love,
Joy.
Hope.
Peace.
Forgiveness.

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I’ve yet to see a shopping spree
That satisfies our Want
Money, the root of evil wields
And endless, endless taunt

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We cannot serve God and mammon too
We are either servant or slave
Our life, the mirror we look into
That reflects what we crave

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A diller, a dollar, on hill er in holler
A teacher or scholar are we
A pocket of penny-like moments to spend
Before eternity

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Stuff, stuff, stuff, stuff
Tell me, when is it enough?!

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It is not the amount we give
To coffers of earth
But the heart we give it with
That decides its worth

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Come, let us reason together
If money is the idol of greed
We should not be so bent to keep
More of it than we need

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Money and Time, We never have enough, or so it seems
Yet it is the giving of both of these that our Lord esteems

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The only things of worth
That surpass these few days we live
Are not the treasures we stockpile on earth
But only what we give

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We all should learn to take
We all should learn to give
For both have much to teach about
The way we ought to live

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Pray, that our goals are not controlled
By the dollars we crave
The rich man and the beggar
Are equal within the grave

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If we would be wealthy in what matters most
Then we would be wise to seek God’s Kingdom first
What good is vanity’s asset and boast
Where Time’s Soul-goal cannot be reimbursed

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Lord, you perceive the heart of us
Where skin does not reveal
Full truth, yet those who love you first
Cannot Your love conceal

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So let us consider
To what end we amount
…a most important matter
Of giving account


© Janet Martin


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