Sunday, October 23, 2016

Think on These Things

"The children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God… after their former manner" (2 Kings 17:9,40).  "I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes… it shall not cleave to me" (Psalm 101:3).  "My son, give Me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe My ways" (Proverbs 23:26).  "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true… honest… just… pure… lovely… are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things" (Philippians 4:8). 

How foolishly do people think
That there are secrets they can keep
From God, whose eyelids neither blink,
Nor do they ever close in sleep. 

The former manner of our ways,
Before we trusted Jesus Christ,
Should be replaced with grateful praise,
And not those things which once enticed.

How gracious is the invitation
To give the fullness of our hearts
To Him who purchased our salvation
With every blessing He imparts. 

Lord, as we think now on these things
Which You have said are pure and true,
We find the portrait Scripture brings
To cleanse and thrill our hearts is You.  

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