Sunday, September 11, 2016

Laborers with the Lord

"Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death… When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth… The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise" (Proverbs 11:4,7,30).  "But God…giveth the increase…. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.  For we are laborers together with God" (1 Corinthians 3:7-9). 

There is a coming day of wrath,
The second death of condemnation.
Destruction waits upon the path
Of those refusing God's salvation. 

A fool may hope that when he dies
That nothing waits beyond the grave,
But he that wins a soul is wise
By showing Christ alone can save.

We sow the Gospel seeds with love
And water them as they take root,
But God attends them from above
And gives the increase bearing fruit. 

As laborers with You, O Lord,
We preach and wait upon Your Spirit,
To show the Gospel's great reward,
Persuading those who humbly hear it.  

No comments: