Posts Tagged ‘gold’

The same amount of paper,

The same amount of ink,

Makes a one or a one hundred.

What’s the difference?  What do you think?

Gold, by awesome contrast,

Has value from weight or size,

True value comes forth

Very hard to disguise.

Man makes money,

Religions also man makes.

Its value is what you “think.”

God makes true salvation,

With values beyond the skies.

Gold, like God’s way,

Has value beyond disguise.

 – eab, 9/9/09

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Our Lord is God

of all below the sod,

Every worm, every bug,

beneath earth’s grand “rug.”

Every rodent in

his burrowed or borrowed den,

Every fleck of gold,

still hidden, still unsold,

Every diamond in the rough,

with angles enough,

Every pricy stone,

or coal in its black zone,

Every pool or stream of oil,

miles or meters below soil,

Every vein of water for living,

recycled, recently giving,

Every know (or unknown) cave,

dry or sloshed by wave,

Every Carlsbad-like cavern,

unlit by tiny lantern,

Every volcano ready to spout

smoke and cinder out, 

Every hot spot waiting to blow.

He’s God of all below!

                – eab,7/10/09

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Some would explain away,

Wearing gold, pearls, and costly array,

“That was penned to ancients – THEM, I mean.”

Then so was Chapter thirteen.

                – eab, 3/5/09   

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Need more money?  Print more money.

It has value – why would you ask?

If you believe in it – it’s a coupon

For a temporary task.


Need value, dig, refine gold;

Its value can’t be oversold.

Paper will burn – how much worth is ash?

Gold will not burn – value beyond a crash.


Man’s religion – ever so bright and crisp,

Will not survive the fire of hell’s night.

God’s salvation is forever,

Ditch the substitute – get the right.

          – eab, 9/9/09

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STOP the Presses!

God made Gold


            – He’s not making any more!


Man makes cheap paper

(coupon “money”)


            He should print NO more.

            – eab, 9/9/09

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Something seems attractive about ole gold,

It is dug, it is worked, it’s panned, it’s sold.

Many folks wear it, all over the place;

On their fingers, middle toe, on their face.

But don’t let gold capture your heart or hand,

Be “born-a-new” and in heaven’s true land,

Gold is so low, you’ll walk on it on high.

Let values be judged by the “bye-n-bye.”

                – eab, 8/11/06

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Many a man with a callused “paw,”

Has chiseled away at stone.      

Workmen have made lighter gods of wood,

Inlaid here and there with bone.

Some have a hank’ring for gold,

Gold dug from beneath the sod.         

Clothing so fine (or bright pearls to entwine),

Also serve time as god.

Gold as a god? Or mere Pearls?

Or thin lumber so easily grown?

“Surely you jest;  making god? 

“You — you didn’t make your own?”  -eab, 12/97



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They came.

They came on camels – (probably),

Lumbering hoofed ships,

On a shifting, sandy sea (wind, lea).


They gave.

Three tokens at least (myrrh, “gum,” gold),

Presents for the King,

In royal David’s household (foretold).


They left.

A different way. (Don’t all men?)

Time’s most Focal Point,

Confronts, converts, men from sin (Within).


But wait!

Were their gifts alive? (flesh, blood, soul?)

To hearken is best;

Obedience gains the goal (Not dole).


Dear Lord,

Accept these our gifts (howe’er fine)

Earth’s joys signed below.

Make them God forever Thine (Not mine).


E. Andrew 9, Lincoln S. 6, Laura C. 3,

Heather Colwell born Nov. 6th, wt 9# 1/2 oz

            In loving gratitude, Unselfish Lord

            Use our sons and daughters to spread Thy Word. – eab, 12/73


Written while principal of Wyandot Christian School and living at 205 Goodbread Street, Nevada, OH. 


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How much better to be possessors of the Maker of gold and silver instead of the metal!

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 78.


Doubt has its root in an unwilling heart.

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 96.


As the chisel blows no longer are permitted to fall upon the statue that is perfected; so temptation’s strokes can never come again upon those who, in heaven, are “complete.”

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 161.


Do you love to be corrected when in the wrong and do you take such correction kindly? 

   – Martin Wells Knapp Christ Crowned Within (Cincinnati: God’s Revivalist Press, 1886), 177.


Martin Wells Knapp died 12/7/1901 (11 PM, Sat.), Cincinnati, Ohio

Founded God’s Revivalist; oldest Christian magazine (with still same name) in America Founded God’s Bible School (1901)

Also wrote: Revival Kindlings, Out of Egypt into Canaan, and his classic Impressions



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There are men of phenomenal wealth,

Some gained honestly, others by stealth.

Men who can buy and sell a whole town.

Their fortune seems to have never turned down.

If we don’t watch, we can envy such “blokes”

As more “lucky” than the rest of us folks.


Money is just a means to an end.

It can’t make a “home,” or a marriage mend.

We place too great an imagined high,

On money, gold, and what silver can buy,

Blinded by dollar $ign$ we fail to see,

In wealth, they’re no richer than you and me.


Time, dear friend, is the truest treasure;

The rich and poor receive the same measure.

Each start their day with a fresh supply

Of hours which drag or go flying by.

“Money Bags” has no more time in this day,

Than the poor: close or a continent away.


Each of us should value time, make it count;

No one has more – no one a less amount.

Time may yield you marriage, happiness, a wife,

Money can’t even buy a slight sliver of life.

God’s given “today” – use  it wisely, every hour.

Time, not money, has true-value power.  -eab, 11/3/06


Written when I pastored the Kingston Pilgrim Holiness Church, Ontario, Canada 

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