A Pharisee's House

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2022 257
Luke 13:31-14:35

A Pharisee said, you'd better run, because Herod's after you.
But Jesus said, go tell that fox, there are things I have to do.

I'll heal and cast out devils, then I'll walk to Jerusalem.
How often would I have protected her, as chicks are gathered by a hen.

Then it came to pass, at a Pharisee's house, of course on the Sabbath day.
And infirmed man was there as well, so they watched what He would say.

Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath? The Pharisees could only pout.
If your ox fell down into a pit, would you not help him out?

They knew they would on the Sabbath, so they couldn't tell Him no.
So Jesus healed the infirm man, and then He let him go.

Jesus saw how they liked the praise of men, so he said when you're at a feast,
Don't sit at the head table. Rather sit down with the least.

Then the master of the party will say, come sit here by the head.
Rather than you being disgraced, you'll have great honor instead.

When you make a feast don't call the rich. Call the people in distress.
Then instead being paid on earth, in eternity God will bless.

Then He told of a great supper, for friends and family everyone.
They each made their excuses, explaining why they could not come.

The master, he was angry. Invite the blind, poor, crippled limb.
Go to the highways and the hedges and compel them to come in.

For those who do not put me first, shall not enter through my door.
Count the cost before you start. Then choose to serve the Lord.

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