Friday, January 30, 2015

Hopeless Hypocrite

"So are the paths of all that forget God, and the hypocrite's hope shall perish: whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web" (Job 8:13,14).  "The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn from it" (Psalm 132:11).  "Every word of God is pure: He is a Shield unto them that put their trust in Him... Remove far from me vanity and lies" (Proverbs 30:5,8).  "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away" (Luke 21:33). 

How hopeless is the hypocrite
Who just pretends that all is well
And doesn't seem to care a bit
That he is marching on to hell. 

A spider's web shall be his trust
Which comes to nothing in the hand
When into darkness he is thrust
So far removed from what he planned. 

How great the contrast is in Christ
Whose promises are all "Amen!"
He said He would sacrificed;
He promised He would rise again.  

The Lord has sworn in truth to us
To give His people consolation. 
Is not His mercy marvelous
Who thus assures us of salvation?

We rest on every word of God
And trust in Him who is our Shield. 
All other hopes are surely flawed,
Betraying those who to them yield. 

The Lord removes all vanity,
And He will purge away all lies
With truth by which He makes us free
As by His Word He testifies. 

When earth and heaven pass away
The words of God shall still remain. 
The hypocrite with great dismay 
Shall see that all his hopes were vain. 

We thank You, Lord, for confidence
That what You promised has an end. 
The hypocrite has no defense
Or hope on which he can depend. 

Until the day we're face to face,
Lord, purify us with Your Word.
May hopeless hypocrites find grace
As by Your Gospel, they are stirred!  

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