Garb or Garbage
Jesus took our suits of sin,
So we could put on instead
        the armor of Him. 

To hell He sent
        the lust of our loins, the 
        wrath and sloth of our hearts,
        the vainglory and avarice 
        of our minds' eyes, the
        excess of our mouths and 
        tongues, as well as the greed
        of our all too eager hands
        and feet. 

Then in spirit He laid out
        belts of our own truth to buckle 
        around our waists, breastplates 
        of righteousness to strap around 
        our chests, helmets of salvation 
        to place upon our heads, shields 
        of faith to block all evil, swords
        of the Spirit to brandish aloft,
        and ready shoes to share the all

Every moment then, we must 
        choose the garb Jesus provides, 
Or the garbage the world makes 
        our sinful ways it deftly hides.

by J Alan R

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