Monday, March 21, 2016

Light the Lamps

"Cause the lamps to burn continually" (Leviticus 24:2).  "Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto Thee.  For Thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not Thou deliver my feet from falling... before God in the light of the living?" (Psalm 56:12,13).  "A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, He directeth his way" (Proverbs 21:29).  "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up" (James 4:6-10). 

As tabernacle lamps would burn
With oil that should not run out,
So by God's Spirit we should learn
To shine as lamps dispelling doubt. 

The vows of Jesus Christ our Savior
That promise His sufficiency
Should be reflected in behavior
That shines His light continually.  

The lost, who in the darkness stumble,
Resist the Lord with hardened face,
But God has promised to the humble
That He will lift them up with grace. 

Lord, since You're calling us to live
As lamps that will reflect Your light,
We pray for grace that You will give
As we are humbled in Your sight.  

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