Sunday, January 08, 2017

Defending and Departing

"Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end… My defense is of God, which saveth the upright in heart" (Psalm 7:9,10).  "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate…  He that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul" (Proverbs 8:13,36).  "I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins… For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities" (Revelation 18:4,5). 

This evil age shall have an end
When earth and heaven shall depart. 
We trust in God who will defend
And save the humble, upright heart. 

The fear of God is the beginning
Of wisdom coming from the Lord
As we have learned to hate our sinning
And all that is by God abhorred.

The Lord's defense is wonderful,
But those who will despise His grace
Shall thus betray their precious soul,
And they shall have no hiding place. 

Defending us by Your instruction,
How kindly, Lord, You lead the way,
As we're departing from seduction
That plagues the souls that go astray. 

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