Cost of Money

          How much did your money cost you?
          Was the ladder of wealth hard to climb?
          Did you stage some attacks,
          Perhaps stab a few backs ~
          Did it take all your effort, your time?

          How much did your money cost you?
          Was your home full of peace or unrest?
          At the close of the day
          Could you honestly say
          That you'd given your family your best?

          Did you have a nice home?
          Did you drive a fine car?
          Now you're six feet below ~
          Will it get you that far?

          How much did your money cost you?
          Was that paycheck your only reward?
          All those hours pulling strings
          Just to buy you *more* things ~
          But no time for the things of the Lord?

          How much did your money cost you?
          Did you look in the mirror with pride?
          Or did greed run amuck
          For that Almighty Buck
          Till you pushed your own conscience aside?

          Did it cost you your soul?
          Did you dawdle in sin?
          Now you're outside of Heav'n ~
          Can you *bribe* your way in?

          Oh, Satan appears as an angel
          In guise of supporting one's own ~
          If your god becomes cash,
          Your life's gone in a flash,
          And your time on this planet has flown.

          Have the fanciest stone in the graveyard,
          Have the prettiest casket they sell ~
          If you never asked *Jesus* to save you,
          Then you purchased your ticket to Hell.
          Just a sure *one-way* ticket to Hell.

~ Connie Hinnen Cook ~

"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."  
(Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook ( -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]


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