Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reprover and Ruler

"As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.... He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls" (Proverbs 25:12,28).

A wiser Reprover has never been heard
Than God who reproves by His Spirit,
And thus He adorns by His Holy Word,
The obedient ear that will hear it.

There's no greater Ruler that's ever been found
Than God by His Spirit within,
With life more abundant, with grace to abound,
And power to conquer our sin.

How foolish we are, Lord, without Your correction;
How frail without Your command!
It's by Your reproof that we find our direction,
And, Lord, by Your rule that we stand.

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