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Disciplinarian by Raymond A. Foss
The law was the disciplinarian.
So I guess I understand more fully
the phrase, “throw the book at them”
Yes, it was the gate through which they walked
the means to an end that didn’t lead to the pit
but it was flawed, because we are human
we needed love, we needed saving grace
waiting for us when we asked for the indwelling
the living God to come into our spirits
to live in us, emblazoned on our hearts
permeating our souls, sustaining us
day by day in the face of challenges, temptations
which we could not resist alone
(or the prisons would be empty, the police released
from their vigil in the streets at night)
oh we needed the law to keep chaos at bay
But we needed His grace, His sacrifice
to save any one of us

June 23, 2007 21:39
Galatians 3:23-26
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