Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Day we Die

“Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man” (1 Kings 2:1,2).  “This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13,14). 

The day draws near when we shall die;
We go the way of all the earth, 
So where then will our treasures lie, 
And what shall our pursuits be worth?

As David said to Solomon,
There was surely was an expectation
Of blessing for the hearts that run
To please the God of our salvation. 

We see this forward look in Paul,
Which each of us should keep in mind,
As he was focused on his call,
Forgetting things that were behind. 

He reached to things that were ahead
And pressed on to the valued prize.
The calling wherein God had led
Was where he fixed his earnest eyes. 

The day we die draws near, O Lord,
So fix our hearts upon the treasure
That we shall find in the Reward
Of living only for Your pleasure. 

O Lord, the day of death draws near,
Not just for us, but for the lost. 
O help us make the Gospel clear,
So they may turn and count the cost. 

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