Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Just Jesus!

"Ask what I shall give thee" (2 Chronicles 1:7).  "I rejoice at Thy Word, as one that findeth great spoil" (Psalm 119:162).  "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?  Who hath gathered the wind in His fists?  Who hath bound the waters in a garment?  Who hath established all the ends of the earth?... Every Word of God is pure: He is a Shield unto them that put their trust in Him" (Proverbs 30:4,5).  "Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith… consider Him that endured" (Hebrews 12:2,3). 

The question God asked Solomon
Is put to each of us today. 
We have it all in God the Son: 
"Just Jesus" we need only say! 

Rejoice, as one who finds great spoil,
In Jesus, the Incarnate Word,
Who on His cross with anguished toil
For our salvation has endured!

Rejoice in Jesus, our Creator,
Who holds the wind within His fists.
He's Lord of all; there is none greater. 
By Him the universe exists! 

"Just Jesus" is our declaration!   
You're all we'll ever need, O Lord.
You are the Author of salvation
And Finisher of faith's reward. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Victorious Vision

"Thine, O LORD, is the greatness… and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all" (1 Chronicles 29:11,12).  "Thy Word is true from the beginning: and every one of Thy righteous judgments endureth forever" (Psalm 119:160).  "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18).  "Faith is… evidence of things not seen… Through faith… Sara herself received strength… because she judged Him faithful who had promised" (Hebrews 11:11).

The vision so needful today
(That many do not understand)
Is given to those who obey
And trust in the Lord's mighty hand. 

The Word of the Lord has been tried,
And in every case is found true.
The prophets have all testified;
God did all He said He would do.   

Faith's principle that we should cherish
Is found in the proof our Lord gave, 
Dismissed by the people who perish,
And trusted by those He will save. 

Lord, grant us victorious vision
To lead us with strength You impart,
Like Sara who made the decision
To trust You with all of her heart. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Find Him Faithful

"Fear not… for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (1 Chronicles 28:20).  "Thou art near, O LORD; and all Thy commandments are truth" (Psalm 119:151).  "Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things" (Proverbs 28:5).  "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised… For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry" (Hebrews 10:23,37). 

The Lord our God will never fail
And neither will the Lord forsake
His children, whom He knows are frail;
His promise He will never break. 

There is no cause for us to fear
When visited with tribulation;
Our Lord has promised to be near
And faithful in each situation. 

Though evil men don't understand
The coming judgment that they scorn,
The faithful mercy God has planned
Extends to sinners whom we warn.

We find You faithful, Christ our Savior,
In joy and sorrow, peace and trial. 
We know there is no cause to waver;
You'll come in just "a little while." 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day of Diligence

"Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth… My son, be wise, and make My heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth Me… Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds" (Proverbs 27:1,11,23).  "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation" (Hebrews 9:27,28). 

The day for diligence is here;
Tomorrow 's day is unexplored. 
Until our Savior shall appear,
We daily live to please our Lord. 

The Lord has called us to be wise
And thereby give Him satisfaction,
That He may thus refute the lies
Of Satan's subtle, dark distraction.

The Lord has given us His words  
And called us to be diligent
To teach them to His flocks and herds
And to the lost who may repent. 

O Lord, the day for diligence
Is now, for soon we meet the grave.
Till then, we preach with confidence
To sinners whom You died to save.  

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Merciful to Me

"Look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as Thou usest to do unto those that love Thy name" (Psalm 119:132).  "The curse causeless shall not come" (Proverbs 26:2).  "For this is the covenant that I will make… I will put My laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people… for I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more" (Hebrews 8:10-12). 

The Lord is merciful to me
And all of those who love His name. 
He purged sin's curse eternally,
For on the cross, He bore my shame. 

My curse was sealed by the laws
Of judgment charged against my soul,
But Christ removed the curse's cause
With His redemption free and full. 

He writes His laws upon my mind
To make His lovingkindness known. 
The Lord is merciful and kind;
No greater love was ever shown! 

How merciful to me You are,
O Lord, which You have surely proved,
By taking sins away so far,
They are forgotten and removed!