Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

Flawed Instruments

“Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good
and who never sins” (Eccl 7:20, NASB).

We’re flawed instruments who fall far short of the heavenly,
Therefore, God makes do with what He has, understandably.
And hence why we’re often disappointed with what we see,
Coming from other Christians and members of the clergy.

But despite the wrong behaviour that we so often see,
God still works via the efforts of errant members and clergy.
In other words, despite their wrongs, even double life, maybe,
We may still see successes in their Christian ministry.

For the sake of others, and ultimately, His glory,
God attempts to bring good out of bad; and why shouldn’t He?
Hence why we see people being saved, or even healed, maybe,
Despite the wrong means used, or someone’s faulty ministry.

But having said that, dear friend, who should we put our trust in?
The answer is clearly God, never another Christian,
Because many who have successes via some ministry,
Won’t be in Christ’s coming kingdom, the Scriptures say clearly.

While God may bless certain efforts for the sake of His glory,
Approval or endorsement is quite another story.
You see, ministers or members engaged in some ministry,
May have sin in their own life, be acting rebelliously.

Thus, God may bless the effort, not the person, or the means,
For how can He bless anything that what’s right contravenes?
God can’t even bless things done in ignorance, (if they’re not right),
For at the end of the day, black is black, and white is white.

We need to be discerning, lest we be misled, or endorse
Something which God hasn’t blessed, be that a person, means, or course.
But despite it all, God still works to bring good out of bad,
Hence why among disappointments, there’s reason to be glad.

By Lance Landall

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in They name? and in Thy name cast out devils? And in Thy name done many wonderful works?’ And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity’ ” (Matt 7:22,23, KJV).