Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Stiffnecked vs. Stephen

"If ye will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD be against you, as it was against your fathers" (1 Samuel 12:15).  "Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?  And they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers" (Acts 7:51-53). 

When Stephen, at Jerusalem,
Was called to testify in court,
He made the case accusing them
Of not believing God's report. 

It was the same with Samuel
Who, as God's lawyer, testified 
And warned the hearts that would rebel
That, in God's court, they would be tried. 

It looked like Stephen was accused,
But things were not as they had thought,
For by the Lord he then was used
To prosecute the case God brought. 

O Lord, the stiffnecked shall appear
On judgment day before Your face. 
May we, like Stephen, without fear,
Proclaim the Gospel of Your grace.  

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