"Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; a blessing, if ye obey… and a curse, if ye will not" (Deuteronomy 11:26-28). "He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul" (Psalm 106:15). "The men of Nineveh… repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here… The queen of the south… came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here" (Matthew 12:41,42).
We reap the harvest of our choice
That brings a blessing or a curse:
We will - or won't - obey God's voice,
For better or, alas, for worse.
Obeying God should be our goal,
Since we have said "in God we trust."
We see the leanness of our soul
Resulting from ungodly lust.
When Nineveh was taught to fear,
They changed their outlook when they prayed.
The queen of Sheba came to hear
The wisdom that her heart obeyed.
We pray, Lord, that our destiny
To be a city on a hill
May not be changed to infamy
Because we do not choose Your will!