Monday, March 02, 2015

Welcome Words

"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?" (Job 38:2).  "The words of the LORD are pure words... Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever" (Psalm 12:6,7).  "I will pour out My Spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you" (Proverbs 1:23).  "The Word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied... Then there arose certain of the synagogue... disputing with Stephen.  And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spake" (Acts 6:7-10). 

The words without knowledge abound
Which serve to make things more obscure,
In contrast to that which is found
In God's Word preserved and so pure.

The Lord still has promised to pour
His Spirit on those who will hear
The truth we are called to explore,
Which God makes exceedingly clear. 

The Word of God quickly increased
As God was then fanning the flame.
The empty disputing thus ceased,
Unable to counter God's claim. 

The need is no different today.
How welcome the words are of grace
Which teach us now what we should say
To those who are seeking God's face! 

O Lord, we give thanks for Your love
So clearly displayed on the cross,
Descending to us from above
To save us from unending loss! 

Your words, Lord, are welcome indeed,
By which we discern what is right,
So perfectly meeting our need,
Dispelling the darkness with light. 

Because, Lord, Your judgment must come,
We welcome Your words of salvation,
That we may by all means save some,
Proclaiming Your justification! 

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