Do As the Romans?
|Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM|
“Do As the Romans?”
By OnWord Christian Ministries © May 2012
“When in Rome, do as the Romans”
Is how the phrase is known.
But has anyone stopped to ponder
Where is glorious Rome?
At the pinnacle of her greatness
She boasted of power & might
Never dreaming possible
She would fall from her great height.
Her arrogance had her blinded,
Which led to her demise
Godless & hedonistic
Doing “right” in her own eyes.
Fornication & debauchery
Were seen as commonplace
She delighted in her lewdness
And paraded her disgrace.
All worship was embraced
Especially the god of excess
Token prayers were lifted heavenward
Deceived that she was blessed.
Why does this sound so familiar?
Same song, but now different verse.
We’re fat and happy like Rome was
Denying, we, too will be cursed.
We’re drunk on perceived prosperity
“God is smiling,” we foolishly think
When we’re really wretched & poor
As we reach for another drink.
Mock if you will, but Rome
Was also busy laughing
Distracted by lust & their “everyday stuff”
Unaware of what was happening.
America the beautiful
God shed His grace on thee
Yet you’ve denied your God
And turned to harlotry.
America, once beautiful
God’s wrath will swiftly come
Your lovers will soon betray you
And like Rome, you’ll be undone.