Confess

He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13

Betraying Jesus with a kiss,
Judas dared to call Him “Master”.
Preferring momentary gain,
treating the Lord with such disdain,
a soul flirting with disaster.
Running toward the serpent’s hiss
reaping keys to the dark abyss,
we bite the line of satan’s lure,
with hardened heart and calloused pain.
Destructions way just leads to death,
void of mercy, gasping for breath.  

Poetry type:  Trilonnet

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16 responses to “Confess

  1. tam

    my very good friend deb sent me here.

    glad she did!

  2. This is a great poem Scotti. Very convicting and the scripture refferences are very comforting. Thank you for this.

  3. looseassociations

    praise God for your gift!

    isn’t in incredible that Jesus called him “friend” (and meant it), while he called Jesus “Master” and certainly didn’t mean it.

    • Scotti

      This poem was prompted by questions from my 9 year old son. He asked, “If God has a plan and purpose for our lives, than what about Judas?”. “If God’s plan was for Jesus to die on the cross, than did Judas have a choice?”. *Gulp* We are driving along and I am really stunned by the complexity of his questions. I do believe, though, in reading Matthew 26:21-25 that Jesus confronts Judas to give him one last chance to repent. Unfortunately, Judas refuses to turn away from his sin. He participates in the last supper and flat out denies his actions by asking Jesus, “Is it I?”. How this betrayal must have hurt Jesus and yet he does not condemn Judas are try to stop him.

      I still don’t have the complete answers to my sons questions but this discussion certainly caused me to look introspectively at my own sin and to seek out God’s Word for the answers.

  4. But, yet we do it – perhaps not much different than Judas….

    • Scotti

      So true, Yvette. I was noticing in the scriptural account of the betrayal of Jesus that Judas had several opportunities to confess and repent. Instead, he chose to deliberately pursue opportunities to sin. How often we do this in our daily lives! I take this personally as a warning to confess and turn away from sin while there is still time. God’s mercy is waiting for those who will turn away from sin and turn toward God in repentance and faith. We do not know what tomorrow will bring, now is always the time for confession.

  5. Hi Scotti,

    The story of Judas is a sad one. It’s always been amazing to me that someone who spent so much time with Jesus would come to the place where he willfully betrayed Him. The way Jesus reached out to him is amazing to me too. As God, Jesus knew all things. He knew that Judas would betray Him, and yet we can read of Him washing the feet of his disciples, and that included Judas. Can you imagine the Creator of the universe stooping down to wash the dusty, dirty feet of his creation that was going to betray Him? That is love! Thanks for the sentiment you shared here in this poem.

    Blessings,

    Carol

    • Scotti

      Hi Carol, it is unbelievable that Christ’s own disciple would be one to turn him over and it just highlights how easily hyprocrites can assimilate with true followers of Christ and go unnoticed. Not one of the other disciples suspected Judas as a traitor. But as you say, Jesus knew and still showed Judas so much love, compassion and mercy.
      God Bless!
      Scotti

  6. Wow Scotti, the proverb here alone is so convicting. There seems to be an undercurrent in theme here, as it seems this goes along very well with what TimBob is speaking on as well. I love it when God does this, almost like “Are you getting this yet???” LOL

    Wonderful!

    Til He Comes,
    Debs

    • Scotti

      Hi Debs,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, this is a very convicting proverb but it has such a wonderful promise from God. If we confess and forsake our sins, God will have mercy.

      In His Grip,
      Scotti

  7. Uncle Tree

    Nice trilonnet, Scotti!
    I like the way you worked it.

    The thing about Judas is…
    The Story would be way different without him.
    When the cock crows three times, who can deny that?

  8. I found three lines in this poem painful to read:
    Running toward the serpent’s hiss
    reaping keys to the dark abyss,
    we bite the line of satan’s lure
    Moving from Judas to “we” brings the message home.

    • Scotti

      Yes, Solveig, I feel the same pain. I was also thinking about Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven”. These are convicting words (that is they make us aware of our own sin) which causes us to search our hearts and draw in closer to God.

      Blessings,
      Scotti

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