Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Not Among the Sheep

But you do not believe because you are not among my sheep.

John 10:26
"Woe unto You, Scribes and Pharisees" by James Tissot

Found in a self-righteous state,
wanting nothing less
than the glory received
in the sight of man,
not God.

criticizing the inheritors
of a kingdom they will never see.

The shepherd does not open the door
for them,
they know not His voice.
They are subject
to the pride of this world,
not the Lord of their hearts.

If you are not His sheep,
what are you?
Are you dust
that breathes and then dies?
Are you flesh
without a soul?

You come to listen
hoping to validate your sin,
a transgression which seeks
the reward of man's adulation,
not God's.

copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr.

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