"And the children of Issachar... were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do" (1 Chronicles 12:32). "Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The goodness of God endureth continually" (Psalm 52:1).
We need to understand the times
To know the things we ought to do.
The mighty man may boast of crimes,
But God is always good and true.
Mischief triumphs every hour;
The devil boasts of evil deeds,
But God is still enthroned with power
With grace sufficient for our needs.
The battle is the Lord's today,
Though Satan says that we're defeated.
God will hear us when we pray
To give His strength when we're depleted.
We ought to, in these days we live,
Redeem the time by doing good.
The understanding God will give,
Will show us daily how we should.
Give us understanding, Lord,
That we may be Your salt and light,
And live each day for this reward:
To please You as we do what's right.