Trust in God (#2 of 2 linked poems)

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Trust in God (John 14:1; NLT).

1. Trust in God,
For he is perfect,
And his mercy
Is supreme.

2. Trust in God,
Who sent his perfect Son
To teach us,
And redeem.

3. Trust in God,
Whose perfect Spirit
Comes to free us
From all sin.

4. Trust in God,
For he is perfect.
And our task?
To grow like him.

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References

1. Trust in God and trust also in me (John 14:1; NLT).

Your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NLT).

His mercy is very great (1 Chronicles 21:13; NLT).

2. God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).

You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am (John 13:13; RSV).

When the fulness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law (Galatians 4:5; NKJV).

By the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 9:14; NLT).

3. There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death (Romans 8:1-2; NLT).

4. Your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NLT).

Put on your new nature, created to be like God – truly righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24; NLT).

You are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48; NLT).

Be faithful

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Be faithful, even to the point of death,
and I will give you life as your victor’s crown
(Revelation 2:10; NIV).

1. Be faithful
In the little things
The Lord entrusts to you.
Then he will give you
Greater tasks
He wishes you to do.

2. Be faithful
To the lowly place
The Lord asks you to take.
Then he will raise you higher
At the banquet,
For his sake.

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References

1. If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities (Luke 16:10; NLT).

His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much” (Matthew 25:21; ESV).

2. Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all (Mark 9:35; NIV).

When you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, “Friend, go up higher” (Luke 14:10; NKJV).