Sunday, September 21, 2014

Boasters Beware

“Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off” (1 Kings 20:11).  “The assembly of the wicked have enclosed Me: they pierced My hands and My feet… All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD… They shall come, and shall declare… that He hath done this” (Psalm 22:16-31).  “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD” (Proverbs 21:31).  “Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after” (1 Timothy 5:24).

Let not the one who boasts so loud
Deceive you with his brazen laughter,
For safety isn’t with the proud,
But with our Savior ever after! 

We see this in Psalm twenty-two
Which prophesied of Jesus Christ
Whose hands and feet would be pierced through
When He for us was sacrificed. 

Behold the wicked then enclose
Our Lord within their congregation,
But afterwards our Savior rose
To conquer death and win salvation!   

When Jesus comes again to reign,
The arrogant shall not rejoice,
For boasters then shall not remain
When judgment shall remove their voice.

The saved shall then proclaim God’s favor
And shout for joy as they declare
The triumph of our Lord and Savior!
Let boasters, therefore, now beware. 

For many sinfully applaud
Blaspheming boasters in our day,
Unmindful of the wrath of God
Who shall reprove the things they say.

Lord, thank You for deliverance
From darkness where the boasters stumble,
For You resist their arrogance,
But offer grace to all the humble. 

Lord, show us how to reach the lost,
So boasters may beware and face
The truth that wrath is drawing near,
So they may humbly find Your grace. 

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