Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Father Atones

Photo of Sodom from Glo Bible

Romans 5:8-11

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

The Father Atones

(Ezekiel 16:53-63)

As sin’s deeds have been done,

your Lord’s wrath has begun.

Daughters of Sodom and the sons,

and captives of Samaria,

they have brought upon.

I, The Lord, will repay

for the sins, disobedience,

broken covenant,

and all you disobey.

The Lord will remember!

My covenant I will keep,

though my wrath burns

at your rebellion

like fire and ember.

My covenant I will keep;

from days of old as we weep.

As shame falls upon you,

I will hang my head.

For your sins atonement,

and all that you dread;

I alone shall atone.

Hang my head;

at the Father’s dread.

Ashamed and defamed,

until it is me that is dead.

Until up out of the grave,

after three days stay,

My Glory is displayed,

as my splendor is arrayed.

My everlasting covenant

in the days of your youth.

Remember your ways,

and number your days!

For all

I have atoned.

For you, but not you alone.

To keep my everlasting covenant

and to revive dead bones.

©2011, Robbie Pruitt

“Nevertheless I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. . . .that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I provide you an atonement for all you have done,” says the Lord God.’ ” – Ezekiel 16: 60 and 63

1 comment:

  1. It's one of those "trembling" passages - the passages we should tremble at. Good poem, Robbie.