A Rock Of Offence
© 2014 Tom D Blakely
Our glory lasts as long as grass
Which withers and is past,
Let us not think so much of selves
Knowing life will not last.
There isn’t one created soul
Whether they’re rich or poor,
Who will not die in God’s own time
Of this we can be sure.
A holy nation can’t be found
On any map on earth,
God’s kingdom is invisible
Made up of those in Christ.
For all mankind is lost in sin
And faces certain death,
Unless by Jesus’ sacrifice
Some come to God through faith.
The Lord has laid a stumbling stone
A Rock of great offence,
And human pride will hate God’s plan
That makes no earthly sense.
But all who know God’s holy word
Revealed to them by God,
By faith in Jesus’ righteousness
Shall have eternal life.
As it is written:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offence,
And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”