Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Delighting in Discretion

"Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in His commandments... he will guide his affairs with discretion" (Psalm 112:1,5).  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom... If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself" (Proverbs 9:10,12).  "Obey My voice... so shall ye be My people, and I will be your God" (Jeremiah 11:4).  "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee" (1Timothy 4:16). 

There is a blessing and delight
Attending those who fear the Lord. 
Discretion guides their steps aright
When Christ is followed and adored. 

Discretion keeps a soul from sinning
In pathways dark and dangerous. 
The fear of God is the beginning
Of wisdom that is guarding us. 

How wisely, then, do we take heed
To every word of God today  
To guard ourselves and those we lead
By everything we do and say.

Lord,  thank You for Your guiding hand
That leads us forth in Your procession
As we delight in Your command
With which You guard us by discretion.  

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