20 December 2006

Purity Applied

One thing to define
Purity, to speak rightly
Of Jesus' filling

Another to live
Purely in temptation's grasp,
Evil recognized

For evil comes not
As darkness with horns and fangs;
But as light, and sweet.

Pure life is tempted
In the face of evil, but
It turns from that face

To Jesus' face, for
Purity knows: only He
Can defeat evil.

Pride wishes to stand,
Argue temptation away,
Believes that is strength.

Strength is knowing that
Mine is insufficient. Turn,
Rely on God's grace.


Galant said...

Another great poem. Thanks Trin.

Galant said...

Merry Christmas!

Max said...

Merry Christmas Trin! Hope all is well.