Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Deacon

1 Tim 3
8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

11 In the same way, the women [b] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.



The Deacon born of Spirit and warm womb
Unknown to those who looked for lofty name
Our Servant started toward His tasks and tomb
And with His sweat enobled mortal frame
With single eye and feet that would not tire
Drunk only on the Master's golden will
God's myst'ry all the meat His tongue'd require
The devil found the Faster'd ate His fill
Each Word He spoke built hope and heart and hand
To raise a house to guard the holy thing
He laid Himself as Stone on solid land
To start His builders well to house a King
In serving all, all praise He earned in heav'n
I'll walk with Him, and relish work I'm giv'n

3 comments:

Maeghan said...

Great poem!
Tho' what did you mean in line 8?

Milly said...

enjoyed

codepoke said...

Yeah. That was a bit of a stretch.

They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

I was saying that Jesus was tested in the desert before He began His ministry. He was drunk with the Master's wine in line 6. He was fed with meat in line 7. He was tempted to make bread in line 8, but he was already too full of His Father to be tempted.

Then in line 9 I jump to Him dripping words of wisdom like honey from His lips to His disciples.

I should probably do something about that.