Sunday, September 18, 2016

Take Heed to the Tempted Heart

"God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much" (1 Kings 4:29).  "O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of His praise to be heard, which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved" (Psalm 66:8,9).  "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Proverbs 18:10).  "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall… but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able" (1 Corinthians 10:12,13). 

The wisdom God gave Solomon,
As understanding also came,
Exceeded all, for there were none
That equaled him in all his fame. 

Yet even then, it was the Lord
Who held his soul through all his life.  
It wasn't strategy or sword,
But God who rescued him from strife. 

The name of Christ is our strong tower
Protecting us from all temptation. 
We are not stayed by our own power,
But by the Lord of our salvation. 

Lord, You have warned us to take heed,
Lest we should fall with tempted heart.
How perfectly You meet our need
With grace to stand that You impart! 

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