Monday, February 25, 2013

The Imposter's Rage

The following poem was inspired largely by Daniel 3 -  when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown in the fiery furnace.  Verse 13 says that King Nebuchadnezzar felt "furious rage" (ESV) when he learned that they wouldn't bow down to him.  

 I started thinking about how easy it is to do things other people tell us to do, maybe because they carry some sort of power or influence over our lives; or we find it easier to just "follow the crowd".  Or maybe, the wrong way just seems to make sense.  Remember though, God's word in Isaiah (55: 8-9) say that God's ways are not our own.  Therefore,  many times we won't understand why He asks us to do or not do something.

We may follow these "imposters" of God (satan, flawed humans, our own flesh) largely out of fear of what the outcome could be otherwise.  Rest assured, God has our back if we will but follow and obey him.  Don't succumb to fear!

The Imposter's Rage

Don't let the imposter's rage
Take center stage
To obey reasons voice
As if you have but one choice

Don't let the imposter's wrath
Direct you off the right path
A path leading to destruction
Away from the King's instruction

The imposter will exclaim
"Follow me for earthly gain"
The King, voice still and small
Proclaims, "Fear not, I'm your all in all"