The temptation that comes for us all:
self-righteousness and thus
like Job, to our knees we must fall–
be humble, not with fuss.
No matter how obedient we think
we are, my friend, we must,
come to God’s well, ask for a drink:
in living Water, trust.
No matter what change that we make
sin longs to set a trap:
self-righteousness the big mistake
while running that last lap.
To beat one’s chest, forget His gift
like heroes that we’re not,
is once again to cause a rift
between our heart and thought.
With all our body, mind and soul
to Him, attention turn!
The Teacher can save us from Sheol:
if teachable, we’ll learn.
But if we think we’ve come to rest
in our own goodness, NO!
“In Jesus’ goodness:” that’s the test
if truth is what we know.
And none, the Christ, 100 percent
can imitate while here!
We pray to follow where he went,
his guidance always near.
And none of us: 100 percent
our Savior can we be!
There is one only, God has sent!
And he’s not you or me. : )