Thursday, January 21, 2016

Simplicity of Submission

"Moses said... I am not eloquent... And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth?... Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say" (Exodus 4:10-12).  "Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help... which made heaven and earth" (Ps 146:5).  "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts" (Proverbs 21:2).  "But I fear, lest... your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:3). 

Though Moses had no eloquence,
That wasn't what the Lord had sought. 
What mattered was obedience;
A heart submissive could be taught. 

How simple is this one condition
(Though we invent a complication):    
To give our heart in full submission
To God, the Lord of all creation.   
Excuses may seem justified
(At least they do in our own eyes),
But they are only masking pride
Which, in God's sight, is never wise. 

O Lord, we find simplicity
In our submission now to You. 
Let all our vain excuses flee
Which complicate what we should do. 

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