Monday, September 08, 2014

Wisdom's Warning

“Doth not Wisdom cry?... Whoso findeth Me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.  But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death” (Proverbs 8:1,35,36).  “Christ Jesus… is made unto us Wisdom” (1 Corinthians 1:30).  “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.  Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” (Colossians 4:5,6). 

Does not the wisdom of the Savior
Declare the truth with urgency,
Inviting all to find His favor
For time and all eternity? 

How long will scorners keep on scorning
And mock the truth of coming wrath?
How long will men refuse God’s warning
And walk on in their darkened path? 

The one who sins against the Lord
Has wronged his own soul in the end
Since he has willfully ignored
The Christ whom God was pleased to send. 

We walk in wisdom as we plead
With souls to turn to Jesus Christ. 
The Lord is still their greatest need,
Who for their souls was sacrificed. 

Our speech should always be with grace
And salt that will increase their thirst,
So sinners thus may seek the face
Of Christ who for their sakes was cursed. 

Let every moment be esteemed
As precious when we walk each day,
So time may wisely be redeemed
Persuading souls who are astray. 

Lord, thank You for the invitation
Which we present now to the lost
So they may trust You for salvation,
And those who scorn may count the cost. 

O Lord, our times are in Your hand,
And all our hope is found in You. 
We show Your love by Your command
Yet preach of Wisdom’s warning too. 

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