Saturday, March 19, 2016

Genuine


Genuine

by Seah Greenhorn
(Poem with copyright)





Genuine
dons no mask
for covered over
requires the ardent task
of constant camouflage
and lies contained.

Sincere and honest
fake does disdain
since humility
begets
the Greatest gain.

Humility
misunderstood
bespeaks
a weakened state
promoting abuse--
persistent in treatment
'no good' to its adherents.
These acts ignoble mistakes.

Yet, a humble man's
greatly defined
by a steel moral center
though coated in kindness
and goodness
true compassion
to each and every
of humankind.

A Perfect example
of 'no pretense' conveyed
is the Messiah
who groundwork laid
on the earth over 2000 yrs
almost to this day
demonstrating 'Real' Love
to his disciples did say:

"God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life."

Is that not authentic love displayed?

Our Father's sacrifice
at great cost
His beloved Son to restore what was lost.
In humility this Son thus gave
His Perfect life for obedient mankind to save.

Leaving his Father's heavenly favored side
to birth as a human and reside
tormented and rejected by the imperfect within;

Yet, firm to the 'Truth' He'd defend to his own prophesied violent end.

Humility exemplary. Not weak and thin-skinned.

This is our Humble King:
Valiant Among Men

Learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart.—Matt. 11:29.

During his earthly ministry, Jesus spoke and acted in ways that revealed genuine humility. He never called undue attention to himself. Instead, he directed all glory to his Father. (Mark 10:17, 18; John 7:16) He never talked down to his disciples or made them feel inferior. Rather, he dignified them, praising them for the good he saw in them and expressing his confidence in them. (Luke 22:31, 32; John 1:47) Jesus outstandingly showed humility by his obedience. (Phil. 2:5-8) Unlike arrogant individuals who disdain obedience, Jesus humbly submitted to God’s will for him, becoming “obedient to the point of death.” Is it not clear that Jesus, the Son of man, was “lowly in heart”? w15 2/15 1:7

Memorial Bible reading: (Daytime events: Nisan 9) Mark 11:1-11