Oh, How Proud We Are ~ Not Recognizing a Need for God

Oh, How ProudOh, how independent we are
Ever doing but never realizing our need for God

Oh, how complacent we are
Ever enjoying but never remembering others in need.

Oh, how deceived we are
Ever learning but never coming to the knowledge of truth.

Oh, how foolish we are
Ever seeking but never discovering the fear of the Lord

Oh, how proud we are
Ever boasting but never recognizing the Creator of all

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It makes me sad that there are still so many people without Christ.  This becomes especially noticeable during the Christmas holidays, where fewer and fewer understand the true meaning of the season.  They think that it has more to do with the accumulation of gifts or holiday cheer than reverent worship of the King who came wrapped in swaddling clothes. 

As the holiday season approaches, and the possibility of spending time with lost family and friends, let us remember to pray for opportunities and boldness to point them to Christ.  He is their only source for true hope and peace. 

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“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Romans 1:20, 21

For more of my poems, see Poetry Corner

Sue Nash/2013

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10 thoughts on “Oh, How Proud We Are ~ Not Recognizing a Need for God

    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Thank you Shelly. You are so right about pride. It seeps insidiously into all of our hearts, if left unchecked by the Spirit. Also blinds unbelievers to the truth. Blessings on your day.

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  1. Rob Barkman

    Hi Sue, Your poem is so very true and much needed by most of us. We all struggle with feelings of self-sufficiency and pride in our day to day walk of life.

    When you say
    “It makes me sad that there are still so many people without Christ. This becomes especially noticeable during the Christmas holidays, where fewer and fewer understand the true meaning of the season. They think that it has more to do with the accumulation of gifts or holiday cheer than reverent worship of the King who came wrapped in swaddling clothes. ”

    I couldnt agree with your more. With the passing of years, and generations, it certainly appears as if the knowledge and respect of the Lord is rapidly disappearing. May the Lord have mercy upon us as a nation and all of mankind.

    Thanks for the important reminder.

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  2. theywhoseek

    Sue, I agree with all you have written. Christmas’ true meaning is gone and each year I find my self pulling away from all that the world has made it out to be. ~ Blessings ~

    Reply

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