"The Word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it... They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace... Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein" (Jeremiah 6:10-16). "They received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved" (2 Thessalonians 2:10).
Slyly hurting, slightly healing,
Deceit thus turns the lost away
From God's instruction and His dealing
With those who choose to go astray.
Deceivers speak, and do not cease
To mock the warnings from the Lord
By falsely saying there is peace
As wrath approaching is ignored.
The Gospel shows the lost the way
To flee from judgment for their sin,
But many with defiance say
That they refuse to walk therein.
O Lord, You are the great Physician
Who suffered that we might be healed.
As death declares our true condition,
We pray Your life will be revealed.