Saturday, September 17, 2016

Passion for People

"The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.  And Solomon said…  Give… an understanding heart to judge Thy people… And the speech pleased the Lord" (1 Kings 3:5-10).  "O Thou that hearest prayer… blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee" (Psalm 65:2-4).  "The LORD trieth the hearts" (Proverbs 17:3).  "Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel… that I might by all means save some!" (1 Corinthians 9:16,22). 

When Solomon asked to be wise,
His passion for people then shown
Was pleasing before the Lord's eyes,
And God made His pleasure thus known. 

We're given the same invitation
To pray with a purified heart
For people who need His salvation,
Which God by His grace would impart. 

Consider the passion of Paul,
Who prayed for the souls he desired,
That he might save some, if not all,
By whatever means were required.

Your passion for people, O Lord,
Shined brightly for us on the cross. 
Be magnified, praised, and adored
For saving our souls from such loss!  

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