For What It's Worth

          "Because thou sayest,
          I am rich, and increased with goods,
          and have need of nothing;
          and knowest not
          that thou art wretched,
          and miserable, and poor,
          and blind, and naked."
          (Revelation 3:17 KJV)

          They've a house of finest fabrics:
          Brocade couch and wingback chair,
          Silken drapes, expensive carpet ~
          But is Jesus welcome there?

          The wife's shoes are all the latest,
          With a brand name on each dress;
          And the husband's suits are tailored ~
          All about them spells Success.

          But it's said she hits the bottle,
          And sometimes he hits her, too,
          And she's run out of excuses
          When her skin is black and blue.

          He's become a workaholic,
          Goes in early and stays late;
          When she nags, he always answers:
          "Got a lot upon my plate."

          She's convinced he has a girlfriend,
          And she frequents bars to cry;
          She spends money like it's water,
          Anything that cash can buy.

          They've a house with finest trappings:
          Baby grand and leather chair,
          Swimming pool, a fancy address ~
          But is Jesus welcome there?

          April 15, 2000
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          "For what shall it profit a man,
          if he shall gain the whole world
          and lose his own soul?
          Or what shall a man give
          in exchange for his own soul?"
          (Mark 8:36-37 KJV)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook Copyright © 2003 -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]

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