Monday, April 11, 2011

Against the Goads

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“The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.” – Ecclesiastes 12:11

Against the Goads

(Acts 26:14)

Stepping out of God’s will

Face down on the weathered wide road

Kicking against the goad

Why do you kick against the prick?

Half hearted; lukewarm

Spew you out of my mouth;

you make me sick!

Narrow is the way,

that leads to life.

Your rebellion is your strife.

Direction from you!

Your will be done!

You’re The Way!

Day, by day, by day . . .

©2011, Robbie Pruitt

Revelation 3:15-22

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”” - Revelation 3:15-22 (New International Version, ©2011)

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