Saturday, March 19, 2016

Frail Friends

"Offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD... that brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD" (Leviticus 22:29-33).  "Behold, God is mine Helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul" (Psalm 54:4).  "Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end" (Proverbs 19:20).  "Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God" (James 2:23). 

The Lord befriended Israel's ranks
When they were frail, helpless slaves
That they might offer Him their thanks
And show how graciously He saves. 

The same may likewise now be said  
Of every sinner who depends  
On Christ, who suffered our stead
And died to rescue frail friends.

It is not wise to think we're strong,
As if we do not need the Savior. 
The latter end is proving wrong
All those who yet reject His favor. 

O Lord, we are like Abraham,
So frail when he was so old,
Yet trusting in the great I Am,
As friends of God, You make us bold! 

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