Friday, May 13, 2016

Hardened Hatred

"They have rewarded Me evil for good, and hatred for My love… let Satan stand at his right hand…  I will greatly praise the LORD… For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul" (Psalm 109:5,6,30,31).  "Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard" (Proverbs 13:15).  "Their heart is far from Me… Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind.  And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch" (Matthew 15:8,14). 

How strangely sinners now reward 
That great display of matchless love
With hatred for our precious Lord
Who for us left His throne above! 

As Satan stands at the right hand  
Of those inspired by his hate,
Their hardened hearts don't understand
The horror of their lost estate. 

The Lord extends His saving favor
With outstretched hands that still are scarred
To show them He would be their Savior
With love that softens hearts so hard. 

Lord, You are standing at the side
Of those who love You as they find
It was for sinners that You died,
But hardened hatred still is blind.  

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