Hypocrite of Heart

Those who do not believe,
     out of convenience true,
May ask those who do:
"Please pray the Lord your God
     show us the way we should walk
          and the thing we should do."

But it is a hypocrite of heart,
     with no intention of so doing,
Asking in dark deceit:
"Please pray the Lord our God,
     that according to all He says
          we declare we will do it."

Know this to be true
This day declared to you
If you don't obey God's voice
He will have no choice
But to let you suffer well
The place your heart
     first sought to dwell.

Jeremiah 42:5-22

by J Alan R
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