An Original Work / January 16, 2020
Trick or treat? What’s in store?
Do you love? Or, folks abhor?
Is your kindness all for you?
Do you lie, or walk in truth?
What’s your motive all about?
Are you honest, without doubt?
Do you mask hidden intent?
And, your motives you invent?
Trusted friend – does that role fit?
Loving husband? – that’s your bit?
Faithful leader, you’re about?
Kindly man, without a doubt?
Gentle servant of the Lord?
Following Christ in one accord?
Walk by the Spirit? – Is this you?
Telling others the Word of Truth?
Viewing porn, behind closed doors?
While Word of God you ignore?
Following idols – worship them?
Claiming you live in freedom?
What is the truth about you?
Are you a trickster? Fakes the truth?
Or do you treat folks with true love,
Which truly comes from heaven above?
Are you a wolf and not a sheep?
The laws of God you do not keep?
Pretending kindness, but not true?
Is this a true picture of you?
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 ESV (cf. Jude 1; 2 Peter 2)
*This is not intended to exclude women, but this is intended to be addressed to male leaders within the gatherings of the church whom God has given the primary responsibility to lead the church and to shepherd the Lord’s flock.