Sunday, January 03, 2016

End of Edom

"These be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites" (Genesis 36:43).  "Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways... it shall be well with thee" (Psalm 128:1,2).  "The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools" (Proverbs 3:35).  "By all means save some... Every man... striveth... to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible" (1 Corinthians 9:22,25). 

The end of Edom is in sight
With Esau as their nation's head,
Who had despised his own birthright,
Preferring pottage that was red. 

But blest are those who fear the Lord;
We know for them it shall be well,
For Christ is their supreme Reward,
Who rescued them from death and hell. 

There is an end to Edom's story,
A sad example of the lost,
Who thus forfeited heaven's glory
And never stopped to count the cost. 

How many, Lord, their birthright spurn,
Refusing to be born again! 
We pray that some of them will turn
While You are saving sinful men.   

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