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James 3:8 "…but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness."


My heart is heavy…burdened down,
With the events of the day;
The tears they flow…unstopped,
For, another we did slay.

Oh, not by the sword,
But, with words…unkind;
Cruel and defensive words,
To another…of mankind.

It's so easy to praise our God,
With words so rich and flowing;
And, then to turn and injure one,
Who is not of our persuasion.

"Deceived", we shout as though,
It were not possible for us;
"They are the ones deceived",
Because they don't believe…like us.

And, then to pick at their bones,
Like beasts of the field would do;
Surely not for the people of God,
Not for him and her…or me and you.

If God does shed a tear,
For those lost…in sin;
How many more does He shed,
For the believer and his self-righteous toxin?

Can blessing and cursing,
Come from the same mouth;
A fountain with water,
Both bitter and sweet?

God help us…please help us,
The hypocrisy to see;
Don't leave us in our high-minded ways,
Oh, LORD…bring us to our knees.

If we've been enlightened,
More of You to see;
Did we somehow acquire it…ourselves,
Or, did You…alone…do it, sovereignly?

Have we anything…unless from Your hand,
And, even that…in Your timing;
How dare we put down one of Your own,
Because what they say is not to our liking?

Defending You…I think not,
As though You needed that from us;
Oh, my LORD…Oh, my God,
Have mercy on each and every one of us.

If we but realized how very much,
You have delivered us from;
Would we not be more gracious,
To those who do not, see…as yet?

LORD, only You can remove scales from our eyes,
And, unstop every ear;
Help us to take our hands off,
Your voice, LORD…cause us to hear.

No more self-righteousness indignation,
It's just as filthy rags; (Is.64:6)
Humble us, LORD…again and again,
Remember from where You have brought us.

No more bitter and sweet water,
From this fountain…LORD;
Teach us to bless and curse not,
Man…made in the image of God.


Oct. 30, 2000

Aimee Love

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