Friday, May 27, 2016

Day for Diligence

"Hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments which I command thee this day" (Deuteronomy 28:1).  "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth… My son, be wise, and make My heart glad… Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks" (Proverbs 27:1,11,23).  "Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.  And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed Him" (Mark 1:17,18). 

The time to diligently heed 
The voice of God is called "Today."
Tomorrow is not guaranteed;
"This day" God calls us to obey. 

Be diligent to know the state
Of flocks that God puts in your care.
Be wise, and do not hesitate  
To serve the Lord with fervent prayer. 

The day for diligence is here
Since we have heard our Lord's report.
Our Lord's return is drawing near;
Our time on earth is very short. 

O Lord, the day for diligence
For such a time as this is now. 
We'll follow You with confidence
With grace You promise to endow.  

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