Get up and be a man, these streets are mean.
Give up the cookies, it's time to get clean.
Only 2 things will happen on the road you're on,
In both of those scenes, you're playing a pawn.
Bodied and buried in the beds of cemeteries,
Busted and bound by the feds and judiciaries.
You got an excuse for your baby bein' without a father,
Yo baby's mama's a "b" so you don't even bother.
"I ain't had no dad" is your repeated ditty to a hard life,
Singin' the same old song, handin' your kid the Dad knife.
Cuttin' away a relationship and makin' a brand new orphan,
The baby's last memory of dad is his body bein' in a coffin.
Life ain't meant for you to be livin' as a lone ranger,
Havin' guts to ask for help can be a real game changer.
You were made for a purpose, your life has a reason,
Go hard and seek it now, don't wait for another season.
Jesus is the only one who knows what you've been through,
He doesn't care about mistakes or the chances you blew.
Give your life over to the one without a jail cell,
He's got no body-bag for your trip straight to hell.
On the cross, he took every single street proposition,
He died for you and every sin you've ever been in.
Free from death, there's a new life waitin', for you - a new heartbeat,
Yo dude, it's time to be a man, get yer butt off the dyin' street.
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
1 Corinthians 15:30-33
And why do you think I keep risking my neck in this dangerous work?
I look death in the face practically every day I live.
Do you think I’d do this if I wasn’t convinced of your resurrection and mine as guaranteed by the resurrected Messiah Jesus?
Do you think I was just trying to act heroic when I fought the wild beasts at Ephesus, hoping it wouldn’t be the end of me?
Not on your life! It’s resurrection, resurrection, always resurrection, that undergirds what I do and say, the way I live.
If there’s no resurrection, “We eat, we drink, the next day we die,” and that’s all there is to it.
But don’t fool yourselves.
Don’t let yourselves be poisoned by this anti-resurrection loose talk.
“Bad company ruins good manners.”