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And So We Hide Behind the Pride

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their word to the ends of the world.”

– (Psalm 19: 1-4)

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature---have been clearly understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
–(Romans 1:18-20)


“And So We Hide Behind the Pride”


We think it odd all life’s from God,
Such talk leaves us unnerved!
Instead we flee to fantasy…
Our common sense deferred.

We lift our sight into the night,
There endless majesties;
We shrug as dead, retire to bed,
To fitful reveries.

We dodge, we fake but just can’t shake
The Truth we know is there…
And so we hide behind the Pride,
Our Sin beyond compare.

The Word we’ve heard leaves us unstirred…
Our hearts remain obtuse;
We toss, we turn…We never learn,
Mankind….. without excuse.

Our hearts don’t fear the God Who’s near,
And from whom blessings flow….
True Truth defied, true God denied….
Until that rooster crows.

“Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he wept bitterly.
–Matthew 26:75

"Peter Denying Christ", Carl Heinrich Bloch