Bob Gotti

Rookie (03/15/1957 / New Jersey)

What Do Good Works Do?

What will a good life do for you, when your earthly life is through?
All the good you proudly say, you’ve done for men along the way.
Good deeds by men can be good; however it must be understood,
That our works won’t take the place, of The Lord’s amazing Grace.
Good works friend play no part, of God’s true conversion of a heart.
Your good works may be in vain, if you do not embrace The Name,
The only name in Heaven raised, by which all men must be saved.

Will all your good works of the past, well into eternity forever last?
Or will they be buried along side, your earthly body that also died?
Are you ignoring God’s Love, working your way to Heaven above?
Forgetting what God has done, by sending His only begotten Son.
We’re not saved by good deeds, but by God’s work upon Calvary,
His finished work on the cross, through Jesus saves all those lost.
For it is His Grace that saves us, when in Christ we place our trust.

Was the good work in your life, done for the glory of Jesus Christ?
Good works won’t move the Lord, if Christ His Only Son is ignored.
Do your works match the price, paid on the cross by Jesus Christ?
When you accept Jesus Christ, God’s works will flow from your life,
Works prepared for all who believe, that will continue on in eternity.
When your works are of The Lord, you will inherit an eternal reward,
Don’t you want to see your works, turned by God into eternal perks?

(Copyright ©06/2006)

Submitted: Sunday, June 18, 2006
Edited: Saturday, August 07, 2010

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,840 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (6/18/2006 4:19:00 PM)

    This is truly a GOOD WORK by a GOOD CHRISTIAN by heart and soul.
    May the grace of God bless your effort Bob!
    We can surely see the effects of our good work, in our very life-times!
    Dr John Celes (Report) Reply

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