Monday, October 06, 2014

Immutable and Impossible

“God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:17-19). 

God’s counsel is immutable,
Unchanging as His steadfast throne. 
What consolation to the soul
He thereby gives to all His own! 

We have His promise and His oath,
And these are two unchanging things. 
Our hope is anchored in them both,
Our soul securely to them clings. 

Our Refuge is in Jesus Christ;
There is no other Hiding Place. 
For us our Lord was sacrificed;
In Him alone is saving grace. 

The two things God can never do 
Are, first, that He cannot deny
Himself, His nature ever true,
And secondly, He cannot lie. 

In this assurance we are led
As we are trusting in the Lord.
Our Savior leads the way ahead,
And He Himself is our Reward! 

Lord, thank You for this confidence
In Your immutability. 
You cannot lie!  We’re resting hence
In this impossibility!  

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