Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Derision and Decision

"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing… against His Anointed, saying,  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us?... The Lord shall have them in derision… Be wise now therefore… Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little.  Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him" (Psalm 2:1-4, 10-12).  "Trust in the LORD… Surely He scorneth the scorners: but He giveth grace unto the lowly" (Proverbs 3:5,34). 

The heathen rage against the Christ,
But there is wrath for this decision.  
Our Lord, once meekly sacrificed,
Shall have the rebels in derision. 

What kind of thoughtlessness is this,
That wrath should catch them by surprise?
They killed the One whom they should kiss!   
Yet God still warns them to be wise.

Let every mocker now be warned: 
The Lord gives grace to all the lowly,
But every scorner shall be scorned
Because the Lord our God is holy. 

O Lord, as You reprove the lost
By Your derision of their scorning,
We pray that souls may count the cost
As they decide to heed Your warning.  

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