Those with Perfect Love Take Wrong

A Poetic Message By Duane V. Maxey


Matthew 5:39 — “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.”

1 Corinthians 6:7-8: — “Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.”

In Jesus statement of Matthew 5:39 as Christians we are clearly commanded to “TAKE WRONG,” and in 1 Corinthians 6:7-8 the apostle Paul asked, “Why do ye NOT rather TAKE WRONG?” All too often, the reason why a Christian fails to TAKE WRONG is because he, or she, fails to have Perfect Love within, cleansing the heart from the “Get Back” or “Get Even” spirit of the carnal mind. May God help every reader of the following poetic message to obtain and retain that sweet, Christlike Spirit of Perfect Love, that enables us to “take wrong” and “turn the other cheek” without carnal retaliation. — Duane V. Maxey, October 27, 3015.

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A man who’s filled with Perfect Love
Is sanctifed by God above;
His heart is purged from Inbred sin,
And all is well, without, within.

With Perfect Love he doth take wrong,
Because of this, he hath a song;
Though enemies do Him defraud,
He takes it, as He’s told by God!

He’d rather “take wrong”, live in peace,
And in God’s loving grace increase;
Than raise an uproar, loudly yell,
And lose that grace and land in hell!

Yes, he would rather to TAKE WRONG?,
And keep God’s Perfect Love, and song?
Than wrangle to see he’s done right,
And become bitter in that fight!

All earthly justice won by strife,
Will rob one of Eternal Life!
Such self-defending struggles won
Will rob the soul of God’s Dear Son!

So, let us take wrong, you and me,
And that way win the vic-to-ry;
Rise up to meet Christ in the sky,
And dwell where we shall never die!

It is not worth the cost we pay,
If we fight in some carnal fray,
And win that contest and such strife
But lose God’s Ever-last-ing Life!

May God help us hold tight the prize
Of dwelling where one never dies,
And receive ev-er-last-ing peace,
Dwelling where life shall never cease!

Then, keeping our God’s Perfect Love,
So as to dwell in Heav’n above.
Shall seem such a small price to pay
When Christ Returns, on His Great Day!

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Golden Pipes Emptying Golden Oil — 20
By Duane V. Maxey

The first two lines of the following poem came to me as I was closing my time of prayer today. I pray that God will bless its message to all who who read it. — Duane V. Maxey, October 28, 2015.

TEXT: — Proverbs 16:25 — “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

There is a way that seemeth right
That leads to dark, e-ter-nal night,
There seems to be no clouds o’er head,
Its trav’lers lively, not one dead!

They’ve many pleasures on their way,
Enjoyments for both young and gray,
They prosper with much earthly gain,
And never seem to suffer pain.

Their children follow in their path,
Untouched by judgment, or God’s wrath.
They pass away with peace and calm,
They’re laid to rest with some sweet psalm.

Their heirs, great tribute to them give,
And claim they evermore shall live!
With certainty, this claim they tell,
When their ancestor’s gone to hell!

While here on earth the sun shines bright,
Their loved one’s in e-ter-nal night,
His way seemed right, but was dead wrong–
The way to HELL, with all its throng!

It was a Christless way, you see–
A worldly way, filled with its glee,
It saw no need to forsake sin,
And through the strait gate enter in.

It shunned re-li-gi-osi-ty,
“No holy-roller stuff for me!
To join a church, that is enough;
Forget all that “born again” stuff!”

“I’ll just live by the Golden Rule,
Not be like some re-li-gious fool,
Do unto others as I should,
I’ll get to Heaven being good!”

But by good works none shall be saved,
Let this be on thine heart engraved,

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