Saturday, July 31, 2004

The Joyful Chorus for Jesus Christ

"Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee: and let such as love Thy salvation say continually, 'Let God be magnified'" (Psalm 70:4).

Do you love salvation? Then join all who say:
"Let God be magnified!" everyday.
Is Jesus your Savior? Then lift up your voice!
Let all who seek Him be glad and rejoice!

Friday, July 30, 2004

Linked to His Love

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? .... Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither... height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:35-39). "For He hath said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).

What can separate us from God's eternal love?
Shall tribulation here below, or powers from above?
Nay, nothing can divide us from our Savior's loving heart!
Fair weather friends may turn away, but He will not depart!

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Strengthened by His Statute

"Thy God hath commanded thy strength: strengthen, O God, that which Thou hast wrought for us" (Psalm 68:28).

You strengthened me, Lord, in the past;
Strengthen me also today.
As long as this journey shall last,
I'll need You each step of the way.

Strengthen, Lord, what You have wrought,
For I am the work of Your hands.
I am the servant You bought;
I'm longing to hear your commands.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

His Way and His Worth

"God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us... that Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee" (Psalm 67:1-3).

Lord, that Your way may be known on earth,
Your saving health to every nation,
Let all the people now publish the worth,
Of Jesus Christ and His salvation.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The Best Boast

"Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul" (Psalm 66:16). "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1).

Boast not yourself of tomorrow:
You cannot know what it will bring.
A day can't be bought or be borrowed,
Each day is a gift from our King.

Boast rather in Jesus our Savior,
And praise Him each day from your heart.
Be thankful for His loving favor:
Today is the best day to start!

Monday, July 26, 2004

Safe from Sin

"Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away" (Psalm 65:3). "Moreover, the Law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound" (Romans 5:20).

Iniquities in me prevailed;
Transgressions have plagued my soul.
The Law showed me where I had failed,
Demanding its judgment in full.

But Jesus has purged all my sin,
And not even one can be found!
Christ is the Refuge I'm in,
Where grace, more than sin, does abound!

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Piece on Peace

"Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Peace with God, by the Lamb sacrificed!
Peace that was purchased by Christ when He died,
Peace, for by faith we are thus justified,
Peace that forever will surely abide,
Peace, yes this is peace, with God.

Peace with God, knowing He's in control;
Peace with God, what a balm for the soul!
Peace that sustains us in tribulation,
Peace that remains in each situation,
Peace like a river from so great salvation,
Peace, yes this is peace, with God.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Held by His Hand

"My soul followeth hard after Thee: Thy right hand upholdeth me" (Psalm 63:8). "A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again" (Proverbs 24:16). "Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand" (Psalm 37:24).

My soul follows after the Lord,
And He gives me power to stand.
He is the One I look toward,
For He holds me up with His hand.

Though sometimes I stumble and fall,
I rise up again and again.
For He is the One, after all,
Upholding my soul to the end.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Waiting and Worshipping

"My soul, wait only upon God; for my expectation is from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation: He is my Defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the Rock of my strength, and my Refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a Refuge for us" (Psalm 62:5-8).

Wait, my soul, wait only on God:
From Him is my expectation.
Find comfort alone in His staff and rod;
He is my Rock and Salvation.

Trust, my soul, in God and His power,
And pour out your heart before Him.
He is my Refuge each day, every hour,
The strength of all those who adore Him.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Ode to the Ostrich

Thursday, July 22, 2004

"Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee to know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?" (Proverbs 22:20,21). "For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar" (Romans 3:3,4).

So what if some did not believe,
And failed to understand;
And like the ostrich simply leave
Their heads within the sand?

Still God is true and will remain
Our everlasting Rock!
The ostrich hides his head in vain,
And so do fools who mock.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

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Quiet Time Poem - July 21, 2004


"And when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. But... Joash... was not slain.... And Athaliah did reign over the land. And in the seventh year.... when Athaliah... looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar.... and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason! Treason!" (2 Kings 11:1-14). "They are without excuse. Because that when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened" (Romans 1:20,21).

There's a subtle form of treason
That betrays the human soul:
When one departs from reason,
Darkness takes its toll.

Self-deception, like disease,
Plagues the darkened mind.
Satan plunders such with ease,
And leaves his victims blind.

Salvation and creation rise
With ample evidence.
And God will open up the eyes
Of each one who repents.

But those who simply will refuse
To lend their ears to reason,
Are left at last without excuse,
Betrayed by their own treason.