Thursday, May 5, 2022

What things we own cannot give life

What things we own cannot give life;

Possessions will not make us whole. 

Their power cuts us like a knife 

And leaves great hurt deep in the soul.


Remember he who laid great claim

To wealth and fortune from the sod; 

In his vain hoarding he became

A pauper in the eyes of God.


So be on guard against all greed

That harms us all and brings great strife.

Cling to the Lord who meets your need; 

Hold fast to God who gives us life.



Text: Charles Spence Freeman, May 2022; after Luke 12:13-21.

Music: Suggested tune ERHALT UNS, HERR, Klug's Geistliche Lieder, 1543.



A response to the parable within Luke 12:13-21, on greed and the love of possessions, the harm greed  can bring, and the need to choose true life in God.

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