Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Separation of the Saved

"Two nations... and two manner of people shall be separated... thus Esau despised his birthright" (Genesis 25:23,34).  "Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes" (Psalm 119:155).  "My son, give Me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe My ways" (Proverbs 23:26).  "We are the Lord's.  For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living" (Romans 14:8). 

How far the separation is
And distant from the Lord that nation
With all of those who are not His
Because they have refused salvation! 

Yet instantly the Lord will lift
All those who from their sin depart
To give to Him that precious gift: 
A humble and surrendered heart. 

For to this end Christ died and rose
When He descended to the earth.
How costly is His gift to those
To whom He gives a second birth! 

O Lord, the gift that we have craved
You purchased at so great a cost;   
The separation of the saved
Is infinite between the lost! 

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