Pray, avoid mine sight… be naught to
frighten the mind or heart so still’d,
ever known a child bound to the Father…
yet can spit his fire ungratefully fill’d,
thou doth feed pent up doubts to thy gains
asunder, let them wonder… lest they wonder,
ail naught little to vex so greatly of said blunder,
when’st naught to break a heart at it…
an arbitrement¹ averted by security² thus fatal,
to conform by whimsy another of thine beliefs
of stale banishment, a call to arms, a revolt banal…
sly the fox oppress’d to rue the days ahead where
tyrants feed on distempered obedience of cause,
fain thee not… dare not submit to loss of choice,
God given… fain not pause, fain not to pause,
scornful to fawn against what one wouldest believe
with force… this upstart pride, fuels thy arrogance,
wear thee the crown of God Himself… bear not to
disparage and taint not a mind thou sought riddance
in ignorance, noble born… humble or from eternal
rest is an idea forged, past down but not away…
God surely willest thy servant not to bear sure sorrow
for comest naught to Him that rob’st His way.
We live in a day of great drought… the coming drought of the soul of man- being without the moisture of God’s own breath… life oriented. There are some already that seek to deprive and deride the belief of christians [or christianity itself] but this will surely lead them to folly. The world grows and changes away from what they fight against [the living God] to what yields to the wider gate– the growth of Islam is coming at them quicker than they might like to admit. What then… when they themselves must choose or die?
[What follows is found through the compare button on the scripture “link above” and under Commentary Critical– found near the bottom of the comparative list.]
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life– as if hardly wide enough to admit one at all. This expresses the difficulty of the first right step in religion, involving, as it does, a triumph over all our natural inclinations. Hence the still stronger expression in Luke ( Luke 13:24 ), “Strive to enter in at the strait gate.”
few there be that find it–The recommendation of the broad way is the ease with which it is trodden and the abundance of company to be found in it. The one disadvantage of this course is its end–it “leadeth to destruction.” The great Teacher says it, and says it as “One having authority.” To the supposed injustice or harshness of this He never once adverts. He leaves it to be inferred that such a course righteously, naturally, necessarily so ends. But whether men see this or no, here He lays down the law of the kingdom, and leaves it with us.
for wide is the gate–easily entered.
and broad is the way–easily trodden.
that leadeth to destruction, and–thus lured “many there be which go in thereat.”
And then will I profess unto them–or, openly proclaim–tearing off the mask.
I never knew you–What they claimed intimacy with Christ, is just what He repudiates, and with a certain scornful dignity. “Our acquaintance was not broken off–there never was any.”
There is found an article of extreme importance to how we should fulfill God’s will for our lives, with insight to two conditions… as told us by God Himself, Jesus the Messiah… God in the flesh, found at this link here.
James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
Romans 2:13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
1 John 3:7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.