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Deceitfulness of Riches

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January 7th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Poetry2 Comments | Author:

A poem on the lies we believe about riches
and the wisdom of sowing to the spirit.

Deceitfulness of Riches

by Mitch Kuhn

Oh the promises you told to me
Satisfied I believed I would be

Everyone is running after you
Forsaking you there are so few

Of you always I need more
In my barns you I’ll store

Then in great safety will I live
To riches my trust do I give

Once I get you I’ll have it all
Then I will respond to your call

First riches I must hoard
Then I will serve the Lord

Suddenly my life is demanded of me
The thief coming I did not see

I have no oil, my bag’s full of holes
This is how we lose our souls

All the riches I once did save
Do me no good in the grave

Oh riches you lied, I’ve been deceived
How greatly my soul is grieved

As I suffer the loss of all things
Comfort to me the Lord brings

He teaches me a better way
Sow to the spirit he does say

Here moth and rust do not destroy
When judgment comes you will have joy

From your barns many you’ll feed
Since you stored up the good seed

You can only serve God or mammon
Serving the flesh will only bring famine

The lust of the eyes and the flesh
They only lead to death

Driven by the pride of life
Reveals you are an unclean wife

Oh how we must come to see
All things as manna they must be

It is certainly wise to save
Just remember that tomorrow you may be in the grave

Sown to the spirit is the safest place
This we’ll only do by his good grace

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  • Anthocul

    Great message Mitch, I love how to you us back at the end and show the flesh that God’s grace can and does get us there. Amen!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Tony! I think you may have a typo in your message. Let me know what you wanted to say and I’ll fix it.