Am I broken,
Over churches who compromise,
Fail to teach the Word of God?
Am I grieved,
When churches aim to please seekers,
Instead of feeding the flock?
Do I cry,
When my Savior,
Has been made a mockery to an unbelieving world?
Do I sorrow,
Over pastors who seek to entertain,
With feel good messages?
Do I question,
Pastors who desire to grow numbers,
Rather than grow character?
Do I turn off,
Not even listen,
To pastors who dare not utter the word “sinner”?
Am I appalled,
When a pastor changes a hymn,
From “wretch”, to “saved a soul like me”?
Do I tolerate,
The pastor who embraces a Muslim,
And proclaims we that worship the same God?
Do I confront heresy,
When those in the pulpit,
Deny the trinity, the virgin birth, even Jesus Christ our Lord?
Am I embarrassed,
By those who claim to be a “man of God”,
Yet are ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Or do I diligently seek,
For the Bible, the inerrant Word of God?
Is the Bible my measure,
If one is truly in the faith?
Do I thank God,
Fall upon my knees,
For the uncompromised preaching of the Word of God?
Do I allow,
The full counsel of His Word,
To rebuke, correct, instruct me in righteousness?
Am I overcome,
With gratitude…do I loudly proclaim,
I am a sinner, saved by grace, not of works, least I boast?
By Susan Bunts
February 17, 2008