Saturday, May 14, 2016

Blocking the Blessing

"Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments… The LORD thy God blesseth thee, as He promised thee" (Deuteronomy 15:5,6).  "Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power" (Psalm 110:3).  "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34 ).  "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:26). 

The blessing of the Lord our God
Shall come upon obedient lands,
But He shall punish with His rod
The nation spurning His commands. 

Let us be willing in this hour,
Without a moment's hesitation,
To draw upon our Savior's power  
As we proclaim His great salvation. 

The nation that the Lord will bless
Shall carefully obey His will
To shine the light of righteousness
And be His city on a hill. 

Lord, as we hear the people mocking
With blasphemies that they have hurled,
We show the blessing they are blocking 
As they embrace this sinful world.  

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