Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Taunted by Tomorrow

"Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more... And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more" (Exodus 10:28,29).  "Be wise now therefore, O ye kings... Kiss the Son, lest... ye perish from the way" (Psalm 2:10,12).  "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth" (Proverbs 27:1).  "When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son... to redeem them that were under the law" (Galatians 4:4,5). 

What Pharaoh rashly said before  
Would rise to taunt him with tomorrow: 
"Take heed to... see my face no more"
Would be fulfilled with death and sorrow. 

God's Spirit bids us to be wise
And "kiss the Son" whom we should cherish,
While yet His Gospel testifies
That those who trust Him shall not perish. 

How foolishly the rebel boasts
Of future things, yet does not bow
To Jesus Christ, the Lord of hosts,
Who calls the sinner to come NOW. 

In time, O Lord, You came undaunted
As our Redeemer and our King. 
Now all who trust You are not taunted
By what tomorrow yet may bring.  

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