Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mockers of Mercy

"So the posts went with the letters from the king… according to the commandment of the king, saying… The LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him… but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them" (2 Chronicles 30:6,9,10).  "The LORD… gathereth together the outcasts… He healeth the broken in heart" (Psalm 147:2,3).  "He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy" (Proverbs 29:1).

When Hezekiah sent the warning
That it was time to seek God's face,
His messengers were met with scorning,
As mockers spurned God's love and grace. 

The message still goes forth today
Of mercy God will now impart,
As His ambassadors convey
That Christ will cure the broken heart. 

The Gospel that extends God's pardon
Is mocked today, but not by all,
For there are some who do not harden
Their hearts to heed His gracious call.

Let mockers of Your mercy, Lord,
Be cautioned by eternity
To find the healing You afford
Before there is no remedy.  

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