Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cherishing His Chastening

"He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall He not correct? He that teacheth man knowledge, shall He not know? The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Blessed is the man whom Thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of Thy law" (Psalm 94:9-12).

How can it be that we teach in our schools
That the ear and the eye came by chance?
The logic of cause and effect overrules
This impossibly blind circumstance!

How can we say that the Author of knowledge
Is unable to reason and know?
How is this passing for science in college,
So contrary to what the facts show?

How can we miss all the clear observations,
With history that trumps mere opinion,
That God is the Blesser and Judge of the nations,
Who governs them by His dominion?

O Lord, You have seen how vain and absurd
All these thoughts are that darken the mind.
How blest is the one whom You teach from Your Word,
And Your chastening, Lord, is so kind!

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