Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hope of our Heritage

"Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua... And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you... and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights " (Exodus 24:13-18).  "The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance... I have a goodly heritage. Therefore my heart is glad... my flesh also shall rest in hope" (Psalm 16:5-9).  "The hope of the righteous shall be gladness" (Proverbs 10:28).  "Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory" (Colossians 3:4).   

When Moses went up to the mount,
He said that he would come again
The days the people then would count
Discouraged the forgetful men. 

Our Lord has said He will return;
He did not say when that would be,
Yet we may rest as we discern
His Word is true eternally. 

Is this the time to merely cope
And not redeem the time God gives? 
The glad assurance of our hope
Should change the way a Christian lives! 

O Lord, our Heritage forever,
Our hope is settled in Your Word.
We trust not in our own endeavor,
But in Your grace, we rest assured.  

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