enemy of GodFor, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. Philippians 3:18-19 NIV

Why live as an enemy of the cross

Why so much hatred on display

Love died on a hill called calvary

Why should it cause a person such dismay


What wrong did Jesus do

When He died upon that tree

Such passionate division and strife

Separating friends and family


Those who think only of themselves

Driven by earthly desires for more

Consuming pleasures of food and pain

Conscience seared like never before


These enemies are real people

Quarantined themselves from love

Hope for them is still possible

With divine help from above


Do I love my enemies who hate the cross

The message of good news, they’ve heard

Rejected the offer to love and life everlasting

Surrender to Jesus, they think that’s absurd


God’s wisdom found on the cross

It’s foolishness from a worldly view

Men would rather go their on way

Exchange not, their old life for the new


To turn and walk toward the cross

It’s a path that goes against the flow

Grab as many as you can along the way

Eternal life in Jesus may they come to know