Friday, October 31, 2014

Weightier Witness

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him" (Psalm 62:5).  "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of His Son" (1 John 5:9). 

Receiving the witness of men
Is something we do every day. 
We do it again and again,
Believing the things that they say. 

We follow the signs on the road,
We swallow prescriptions received,
We pay what the clerk says is owed,
Because of the witness believed. 

When jurors are brought into court
To hear what each witness has said,
At last they are called to report
Their findings where evidence led.

Such findings indeed may be flawed,
Yet still we accept their direction. 
Much more, then, the witness of God
Is weightier by its perfection!

O Lord, we give thanks for Your Word
Which prophesied of Your salvation.
All doubt is thus rendered absurd
In view of Your clear declaration. 

Lord, help us to use each occasion,
In view of the witness You gave,
To win by Your weighty persuasion
The souls You are longing to save.

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