Monday, February 02, 2015

Undertaking Understanding

"Canst thou by searching find out God?" (Job 11:7).  "Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding... Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.  For the LORD giveth wisdom" (Proverbs 2:3-6).  "All things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me.  Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:44,45). 

If we should undertake the task
Of understanding our God's mind,
Then who on earth now would we ask,
And what shall we by searching find? 

If God would hide Himself from us,
Be sure of this:  He won't be found. 
Yet hear His Gospel marvelous: 
In Christ His wisdom shall abound! 

When we in earnest lift our voice
For understanding from the Lord,
Our God shall cause us to rejoice
In truths within His Word explored.

The prophecies our Lord fulfilled
In Moses' Law which had been written,
Revealed what the Lord had willed,
That Christ for sinners would be smitten. 

In all the prophets and the Psalms
We see the plan of God unveiled.
This understanding greatly calms
Our hearts in knowing Christ prevailed. 

How hopeless is the undertaking,
O Lord, of understanding You,
Unless the seeker is forsaking
The lies exchanged for what is true. 

Lord, thank You for the understanding
You give to us who seek Your face,
Imparted still by Your commanding
To grant us wisdom by Your grace.  

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