Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Answering Antagonism

"And they said... let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth... So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth" (Genesis 11:4,8).  "So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in Thy Word" (Psalm 119:42).  "If thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it" (Proverbs 9:12).  "Well spake the Holy Ghost by Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers... their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed" (Acts 28:25-27). 

The builders of that ancient tower
Had thought in vain they could resist
The Lord, as they defied His power
With scorn as His antagonist. 

We have the answer of God's Word
For those who would resist Him still. 
Let all who scorn Him be assured
That they shall never thwart His will. 

Isaiah rightly prophesied  
Of ears so dull and eyes so blind
To warn the rebels in their pride
Of judgment that the scorners find. 

Lord, as we hear the tumult rise,
We answer and are unashamed.
Antagonism full of lies
Cannot defeat Your truth proclaimed. 

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