Sunday, March 22, 2015

Convincing Counsel

"The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to naught... The counsel of the LORD standeth forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations" (Psalm 33:10,11).  "The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge... Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?" (Proverbs 22:12,20,21).  "I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me" (Acts 27:25).

The counsel of the Lord shall stand
For generations yet ahead. 
The Lord will do as He has planned,
Fulfilling everything He said.

The eyes of God preserve His Word;
But falsehood He will bring to naught.
How good it is to be assured
That God conveys to us His thought. 

Consider now the excellence
Of counsels that our God has written
Which prophesied of His defense
Before our Lord for us was smitten. 

We see the truth which God revealed
Fulfilled as prophets had declared. 
The Word of God has not concealed
The counsel that He has prepared.

Believe in God, for it shall be
That every word that He conveys
Shall be confirmed eternally
As testimonies of His praise.

O Lord, You have not left us guessing
About the counsel of salvation.
We are convinced of heaven's blessing
That rescues us from condemnation.

We take Your counsel to the lost,
O Lord, wherever You have sent,
Convincing them You paid the cost
To ransom sinners who repent.  

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