Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ebenezer and the Enemies

"Samuel cried…the LORD heard… the Philistines drew near… but the LORD thundered… and they were smitten… Then Samuel took a stone… and called the name of it Ebenezer (אֶבֶן הָעֵזֶר, Stone of Help), saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us" (1 Samuel 7:9-12). "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Psalm 14:1).  "The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand until I make Thy foes Thy footstool… God hath made that same Jesus… both Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:33,36).

There was a stone that Samuel named  
As "Ebenezer" to recall
The help of God that he proclaimed
When God caused all their foes to fall.   

Let us acknowledge now as well,
Our help is in the Lord alone,
Who died to rescue us from hell
And lives now as our Corner Stone. 

The Lord said with prophetic vision,
When Christ ascended to His seat,
His foes would soon be in derision,
And made a footstool for His feet. 

Lord, hitherto You've surely helped us!
Our Ebenezer warns the fool
That You shall reign victorious;
Your enemies shall be Your stool.  

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