Monday, August 15, 2016

Counsel of Correction

"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye.  Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding" (Psalm 32:8,9).  "He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.  The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom" (Proverbs 15:32,33).  "I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock" (Acts 20:27,28). 

We surely need the Lord's instruction
To guide us in His perfect way,
Lest by the folly of seduction
We be like beasts that go astray. 

His truth is indispensible
Imparting to us understanding
That gives instruction to our soul
By every word He is commanding. 

The fear of God shall make us wise
As we obey our gracious Lord,   
But those refusing Him despise
The wisdom that He would reward. 

O Lord, Your counsel of correction
Is so essential for our walk,
For by it You extend protection
To us and to Your precious flock. 

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