Friday, December 2, 2016

With Honor and Awe

 Feeling a little blah? Read Psalm 119
It renews purpose with honor and awe
Sometimes we forget in life's bustle and sigh
The Awesomeness of by-and-by

Lord, would that we with what we have, be diligent and true
That we would recognize the gravity of say-and-do
That we will not be shifty, careless, lazy and slipshod
Remembering that our master is not man, but God

The full return of what we earn is veiled; ah, who can tell
What waits when we vacate this bumbling skin-and-bone-wrought shell?
The bell that tolls and collects souls is held, not by yon blue
But by the One, when life is done, that we will answer to

Lord, would that we will carry the awareness Your law
Not like a noose about the neck but with honor and awe
For we are called for more than killing time; this stint on sod
Is like a ladder that we climb to reckoning with God

© Janet Martin

How blessed are those whose way is blameless,
            Who walk in the law of the LORD.

 Open my eyes, that I may behold
            Wonderful things from Your law.

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