Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Broken Bands

"I am the LORD your God... and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright" (Leviticus 26:13).  "The wicked are... like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear, which will not hearken" (Psalm 58:3-5).  "My son, give Me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe My ways" (Proverbs 23:26).  "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind... as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:13-16). 

The Lord our God has made it clear:  
The bands which held us now are broken. 
The wicked choose to stop their ear;
They will not heed what God has spoken. 

The Lord now bids His sons and daughters
To give to Him a heart of praise,  
Who lifted us from troubled waters
To follow and observe His ways. 

As children who obey His Word,
Abandoning our former lust,  
The Lord is calling us to gird
Our minds with holiness and trust.   

Lord, as we ponder bands You broke,
Which, by Your death, You tore apart,
We find our freedom from sin's yoke
As we surrender all our heart! 

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