Thursday, December 22, 2016

Transgression's Treason

"Behold, the king's son shall reign, as the LORD hath said… Then Athaliah [Heb."Jehovah has constrained"] rent her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason" (2 Chronicles 23:3,13).  "I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor" (Psalm 140:12).  "A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished" (Proverbs 22:3).  "Jesus Christ… the Prince of the kings… loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood" (Revelations 1:5). 

Our Savior Jesus Christ shall reign
In all the earth, as God has said,
And all His foes He shall constrain
Until they are to judgment led. 

The truest treason sinners know,
The great transgression of their sin,
Is their rebellion as God's foe;
It is a fight they shall not win. 

The Savior died to fight our cause;
He lives to be our Hiding Place. 
We are found guilty by His laws,
Yet justified by saving grace. 

O Lord, we love You for good reason: 
You first loved us and shed Your blood
To wash us from transgression's treason
And hide us from Your judgment's flood!  

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