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.  

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