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In Him, Through Him, By Him

As believers we should never boast
Of good things we may have done.
While pride can be persuasive,
It is something we should shun.


We will never receive blessings
Because we think we're good enough.
I would hope we're more mature
Than to buy into this bluff.

Not a one of us is good or great...
No one worthy or deserving.
The sad fact is we merit Hell
But God's mercy is our serving.

God forbid that we should brag
On other than the Lord's blood loss.
Redemption needs just one reminder
And that reminder is The Cross.

The last portion of the Lord's Prayer
Says the kingdom, power, and glory
Belong to Him and Him alone...
After all, He IS salvation's story

It's such a high and holy calling
To be of service to the Lord.
But humbleness should open doors
And pride should hastily be barred.

Let's be respectful and responsible
And be lavish with our love.
We must be giving yet be grateful
That our leading's from above.

There is nothing we can do or say
For brokenness to be made whole.
Yet in Him, through Him, and by Him
We serve to help save someone's soul.

Doris Jacobs-Covington
April 30, 2010

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride shall bring him low, but
honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride,
and arrogancy, and the evil way,
and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride cometh, then cometh shame:
but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Psalms 138:6
Though the LORD be high,
yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud he knoweth afar off.

James 4:6
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

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